Monday, 30 August 2010
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
God is forgiving and tenderhearted toward us. We are commanded to love one another as Christ has loved us. Christ has not held our faults against us or condemned us. Therefore, we should treat others in the same way. If you struggle with rage, anger or other negative types of behavior, God is able to help. You can change these behaviors; start by renewing your mind by reading God’s word daily and asking God to transform you mind and make you like Jesus. God is able to do more than we could ever think or imagine, he is God. Put your trust in his ability today.