I’ve been talking about how Sperling has no shame, how the irony in her posts is laid on in spades. But thinking about that for a few seconds just broke my heart.
Let me hilight part of that:
God’s patience is amazing! In one of the most extraordinary examples of it, He gave Jezebel time to repent. When her wicked husband Ahab humbled himself, God healed and restored him. Humbling yourself before God will turn things around in your life when nothing else will work. James writes: ‘Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.’ (James 4:10 KJV) Humble yourself- don’t wait for God to do it!
The Bible says: ‘Do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those He loves, and punishes everyone He accepts as a son.’ (Hebrews 12:5-6 NIV) Notice two important statements in this Scripture:
(1) ‘Do not make light of the Lord’s discipline.’ A ‘nobody’s going to tell me what to do’ attitude cost Jezebel dearly, and it will cost you too!
If I’d done what Jacqueline had done, those words would cut me like a knife. Even as someone who’s not doing what she’s done, those words are still as a Christian very sobering.
I am a sinner. I make no bones about that. The wrath of God falls on me, and I’m not in any position to defend myself as someone “good”. On a day to day basis, that means I have to check my life. Am I going around saying “A ‘nobody’s going to tell me what to do”?
This is the Christian life, you have to stop and think about your actions occasionally and examine your motives carefully. I need to humble myself before God.
Later today or tomorrow, I think I will go through all that I’ve said and reexamine it. I’m beginning to wonder if it really is a good idea to label Jacqueline “Little Miss Crazy” – even if the shoe fits, is it really my right to say that? Am I doing this because of my commitment to the truth, or because taunting someone is fun?
But what’s her response to this, as someone who’s evil harassment has just been made public?
Not a word.
Merely a discussion of her coursework.
Reading that post and observing the disconnect is chilling to me. She’s made a show of talking about “forgiveness” occasionally, but forgiveness is not hers to grant. Now, when talking about repentance, there is not even the slightest hint that the topic has even come up. To me, that is an indication of some serious heart issues*.
God did indeed give Jezebel time to repent. The problem was that Jezebel was not interested in listening.
As a Christian, I can think of few actions with more serious consequences than not listening when God gets in your face and says
* Obviously, that she has heart issues isn’t new. But once in a while you see something you already knew in a new light and it slaps you hard in the face. That’s what’s happening here for me.
This post is about Jacqueline (Jackie) Sperling, and is part of an ongoing series discussing her ongoing campaign of harassment and lies against lawyer Madeleine Flannagan and Ms Brown, and The Narrative – the alternate reality she presents on her blog in which she pretends to be the victim of her targets. You can read a court decision that outlines her campaign and the court’s assessment of The Narrative here.
Please do not place abusive comments on her blog, phone her, or approach her or her family as she will blame this on her victims.