Posted by: JackRyan88 | March 28, 2014

Love one another

In my devotionals this mornings, this struck me well and rings true. We become so critical of others, even those we say we love, we so easily pointing out other peoples faults, when we only commit them as well.

When we are not motivated by love, we become critical of others. We stop looking for good in them and see only their faults. Soon the unity of believers is broken. Have you talked behind someone’s back? Have you focused on others’ shortcomings instead of their strengths? Remind yourself of Jesus’ command to love others as you love yourself. When you begin to feel critical of someone, make a list of that person’s positive qualities. If there are problems that need to be addressed, it is better to confront in love than to gossip.

14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other (Galatians 5:14-15).

Father, please give me patience, kindness, grace and love to show myself well towards others. Teach me to stop being critical, when I am just the same as they are; a sinner, your beloved child.

 

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