Have Patience With Other People’s Flaws

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Since we are still being perfected, we still have flaws ourselves, so we ought to be patient with other people’s flaws, the same way that Christ is continually patient with our flaws and shortcomings. Proverbs says a man who would have friends must show himself friendly. In every relationship we ought to have the heart of a servant, and treat other people with the same love and patience that Christ has when He deals with us. Other relationships, such as those between employers and employees, we are to work for them as if we are working for the Lord himself, whether they are believers  or not.

Colossians 3:22 – 3:25

22 Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

23 And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Forgiveness—root of bitterness

Lack of forgiveness can cause a root of bitterness to spring up that affects every area of your life, and all your other relationships. Lack of forgiveness doesn’t harm the person you won’t forgive, but it can harm you, and worse, it can harm your relationship with the Lord, as  the bible says, if we won’t forgive, we will not be forgiven either, and that puts a barrier between us and the Lord. If we see that person we won’t forgive, being blessed by the Lord, that may even cause us to grow angry and bitter towards the Lord. We have all been forgiven much by the Lord, so He expects us to forgive others.


Posted on November 2, 2016, in current events, Healthy Relationships and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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