In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
In everything you do, as you interact with people, follow the example that Jesus Christ gave us. Before you speak, before you act unkindly ask yourself how would Jesus handle this situation. Be humble and put others first, show them the love of Christ, and let them see Jesus in you.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
In all our relationships, whether it’s with a friend, relative, child, or spouse at some point one of us may do something to make the other angry or hurt each other’s feelings. We’re not perfect and we make mistakes. It can be something small or it can be something really big, either way it’s how we handle these offenses that determines how the relationship will proceed. It takes genuine forgiveness to make a relationship work and survive. God has forgiven us of all our sins both big and small and he expects us to forgive others just as he has been forgiving toward us.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Choose wisely the people with whom you surround yourself, especially, your inner circle. Whether we like it or not, we are influenced by those closest to us. Be determined to surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you, who inspire you and most importantly, who love the Lord.
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
I am thankful for the love of family and friends. I’m grateful to have such wonderful people as part of my journey. Each person God has put in my life adds something unique and special to it and I love and appreciate them all. I’m thankful for the love we share between us, for the experiences we go through together and for the memories that will be in my heart forever. As I thank God for you I pray that He would continue to bless and protect you always.
A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
Wise people are patient when others offend them, purposely or not. Don’t be so easily offended, instead show the offender God’s love and forgive them as God forgives your offenses. Hurt people, hurt people, wise people overlook offenses.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
People think the “Golden Rule” was made up by man, but it’s actually biblical. It’s so basic and fundamental that we teach it to our children yet, we, as adults sometimes forget the principle in our own lives. Treat others with fairness and mercy just as you would like to be treated.
I urge you first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them, intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
Take time to pray for your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors and while you’re at it, pray for your enemies as well. We don’t always know what they are going through but one thing is for sure, they can always use our prayers.