"become kind" by following jesus example //
gentle breeze or cool drink in summer
@ eph 4:32 we're encouraged to "become kind to one another"
"become kind..." highlights fact that we all need to improve
we want to but...what can help?
. jahs example
. jesus imitated him, setting a pattern for us too
POINT _ anticipate how words + actions affect feelings of others
how can we do this more effectively + consistently?
. meditate before answering
POINT _ think about them...we can mentally put ourselves in the place of others to try understanding their viewpoint/reasoning
"do not fight, be gentle" @ 2 tim 2:24
acc to brother married for years:
"give each other benefit of doubt [rather than assume wrong motive]
. look for good"
young newlywed sis said rsrc "taught her to be yielding + forgiving in relationship"
. eph 4:32 makes the same link between kindness and a forgiving att
POINT _ so we gotta be determined to show our gratitude to others and [when necessary] extend our forgiveness to them graciously :)
follow these divine principles...
. imitate jah and son concern for feelings
. meditate to prevent friction caused by our words/acts
. look for good in them / are gentle in dealings
if we do, we can "become kind" and reap the blessings from applying god's wisdom in our lives!