Fruit for thought: Helpful tip on loving others


Good morning all:

 

God bless you all!  I have appreciated your feedback through the past few days, it has been a sincere blessing.  Today, let’s focus on what the Bible says about loving others.

 

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How often do you find yourself talking negatively about someone else?  Perhaps it is gossiping, just bashing all of their ways, or plainly speaking their actions and ridiculing everything that they do.  Personally, we all fall in this category of talking negatively about someone!   You may not even realize it, but hopefully after hearing this scripture, you will understand that you should be treating your friend and others a lot differently.

 

 

1 Peter 4:1-11

Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.

The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

 

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I love the way Peter writes it and describes it here, how above everything, we need to love one another DEEPLY, because love covers a multitude of sins.  The next verse is one that most really struggle with, because of that ONE family member or that ONE acquaintance who you view is annoying.  But be hospitable to them without grumbling, as that’s what God does for us each and every day, although we constantly go against Him.  That love and grace displayed speaks magnitudes about our Father!    Make sure that when you’re reaching out to someone, you do so to the best of your ability, and do not do so with grumbling or angst.  Forgive the drama associated with them, and serve them as Jesus served those whom He washed feet for!

 

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Father, helps us to better serve others, as You are consistently serving us.  I absolutely love You, Father, but help me and help others not to grumble while assisting others whom they deem intolerable, and help us lead those people to Christ rather than push them away.  We’re all guilty of this.  Lord, you’ve shown extreme grace and mercy to us throughout our lives and even before we were born, we have no excuse to do the same to Your other precious creations.  I thank You for all things!

 

 

So I plead with you, serve those whom you deem intolerable for it is the Will of God.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, if you have any questions, comments, etc please feel free to comment or contact me below!  I have been receiving a lot of inquiries lately, so I would love to see what I can work on or even to be encouraged!  As always, feel welcome to Reblog, share via social media, or do as you wish.  As believers, we are all in this together!  Let’s use WordPress as a medium to reach the lost in every nation in the world!  God bless and thanks again!  I have been receiving a lot of contact forms from you guys, it’s fantastic to hear your personal story and how the message impacts you!  Thanks again so much!

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