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2020

"become kind" by following jesus example //

\ ILLUS
gentle breeze or cool drink in summer
refresssssssssssshing

@ 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?

\ READ
luke 6:35
. jahs example
. jesus imitated him, setting a pattern for us too

POINT _ anticipate how words + actions affect feelings of others

\ QUES
how can we do this more effectively + consistently?

\ READ
prov 15:28
. 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

\ EXPERI
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 :)

\ CONC

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!