“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 New International Version
How do you behave towards others?
How do you treat your neighbors, friends, family, classmates, co-workers, and people on the bus or anywhere we travel throughout our day?
When we conduct ourselves in a humble, gentle manner our lives will be much less stressful and we find ourselves a lot more happier.
Let’s dissect each of these words and then perhaps and then you may see how to incorporate them into your daily living.
Do you walk around with a chip on your shoulder?
Do you look down on people who are poorer than you, come from a different country and culture?
Do you believe you are better than anyone else?
Are you ready for what comes around?
Gentle: free from harshness, sternness, or violence
Do you speak cruel spiteful words to others to get your jollies watching them in their hurt feelings?
Be careful, if this behavior leads to some else to commit suicide in Gods eyes you are just as guilty of murder as if you put a bullet in their head.
Are you too stern with your wives, husbands, children or subordinates?
Are you a bully?
Read about those who speak cruel words, the same applies to you.
Patient: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint, not hasty or impetuous ,steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity
Do you have patience waiting in the grocery line, or when dealing with anothers short comings or difficulty in understanding?
Do you stand beside a family member, friend, classmate or co-worker when dealing with difficult situations? Do you bear with another when they unintentionally do or say annoying things?
All of the above definitions come from Webster’s dictionary. The comments are my own.
Why not make a list of how you can improve yourselves with this helpful little guide. Then start working on improving yourselves one at a time.
As an added bonus you will find yourselves much less stressed and happier.
Oh and as another added bonus remember this: What goes around comes around. So how you behave towards others will be done back to you.
How do you want people to treat you?
“Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently” (Romans 14:1 The Message Bible).
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 The Holy Bible, The Living Translation
Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8,9 The Holy Bible, The King James Version
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:10 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation).
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Prayer: Jehovah Hosanna ( God our maker) make my every heart beat with a deep longing desire to always walk righteously in Your divine eyes and be open to expanding my ability to become more Christ like every day. In the name of our loving King Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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