PRACTICE KINDNESS

Be ye kind one to another. Ephesians 4:32 Do you notice anything unique about the truths in Ephesians 4:32: “Be ye kind one to another”? Two things seem obvious to me. First, nothing in this verse is necessarily deep. It is simple. Kindness requires us to humble ourselves. Kindness enables us to encourage and edify....

THE HUSBAND AS PRIEST

In the Old Testament, priests were responsible to offer sacrifices, teach the people, serve as judges in resolving controversies, keep the fire burning on the altar, and keep the Tabernacle. The priest acted as a mediator, of sorts, between God and the people. Their role was totally different from pagan and Roman Catholic priests. Aaron...

FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER

Be ye kind . . . forgiving one another. Ephesians 4:32 Once we receive God’s forgiveness (vertical forgiveness), we can tear down walls between us and others (horizontal forgiveness). Resentment is a peace taker, but forgiveness is a peacemaker. It is always more rewarding to resolve a relationship than to dissolve a relationship. Our forgiveness...

EDIFY OTHERS

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Ephesians 4:29 Words are powerful things. The children’s rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is not true. Words definitely have...

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