Biblical Wisdom Wednesday for Common Questions of Life
Ephesians 4:31-32 (KJB) Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Are you a godly person?
God desires that a professing man or woman of God mirror His attributes as they speak and react to others in this world. This does not mean that a person should attempt to treat just God’s people with reverence and respect, but that they should treat every person, regardless of their spiritual station in life, in a godly manner pleasing to God.
Seek to be kind and compassionate to others, refrain from speaking ill, or to contend with others, or to gossip about others behind their back. God desires that we treat others as well as He has treated us. The truth is that all mankind desires to be treated as valuable and with great respect.
In fact, the key to implementing this in a child of God’s life is to focus on how God treated us when we were not worthy of His love and forgiveness. Though we did not merit it, God loved us even when we were quite spiritually unlovely. God forgave our sin when we did not deserve His forgiveness. Each of us can look back to a time in our past when we did not deserve to be treated with love and compassion, but God loved us anyway.
God desires we treat others in this world with tender loving hearts, even when it may seem they perhaps do not deserve our respect and utmost attention, but we are to do it anyways. We should treat others as if we were personally dealing with God rather than dealing with lost and unlovely mankind.