Be Kind, Tenderhearted, & Forgiving

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Ephesians 4:25-32 isn’t one of the most complex passages to study out. But some may read through it and be tempted to believe that it outlines a moral code to live by. Those who read it incorrectly may walk away and think, Ok, I just need to do these things, and not do these things. Seems simple enough. Others may read through it and think, This guy I work with. He really needs to read through this passage. He isn’t honest, generous, kind, tenderhearted, or forgiving at all! 

But when reading through the text, it’s best to reflect on it and internalize it for your life and not think about how others aren’t living it out well. Just because somebody else isn’t honest, generous, kind, tenderhearted, or forgiving, doesn’t mean God isn’t inviting you to grow in being more honest, generous, kind, tenderhearted and forgiving. 

As you read through the passage again today, take the opportunity to read through it slowly. As you do, take a few extra minutes to sit silently in the presence of God and ask Him how you may be able to grow in being more kind, more tenderhearted, and more forgiving toward others. 

READING & PRAYERS:

     EPHESIANS 4:25-32 (read the passage slowly)

Take a few extra minutes to sit silently in the presence of God today and ask Him how you may be able to grow in being more kind, more tenderhearted, and more forgiving toward others.

PRAYER: Today, write out your own prayer to God asking Him to provide you with wisdom and discernment in how you can continue to grow in being more kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving toward others. 

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