Thursday, September 10, 2015

Promises to help us to be kind to others, even our pets.

It is not always easy to be kind to someone that has hurt us, but it is necessary.  If we want to be like Jesus, then it is important to be kind even to those who don't like us and like to hurt us.  I know, it is not easy.  But we have promises of help, so let's check them out.

1 Thessalonians 5: 15  "See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all."

Romans 12:10  "Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another."

Matthew 5:44  "But I say, love your enemies, bless those that curse you,  do good to those that hate you, and pray for those that spitefully use you and persecute you."

Ephesians 4:31,32  "Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.  Instead be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."

When we have instructions, it is the same as a promise, because remember the previous posts where I quoted a couple of verses where God Himself says He will do it for us, but we have to surrender the problem to Him and it is true, He takes care of the problem for us.  I love that and He has kept that promise to me, so that's why it is easy to overcome all our faults, is because He has promised to do it for us.  The hard part is surrendering them to Him, because self gets in the way.  Isn't that true?  So let's ask Him to subdue self and He will do that too.  I love it.  Grandma Joan

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