The brilliant pastors who write for our “Call To Glory” devotionals seem to know just the right things to say in a small amount of space. Here was this week start. Busy “be “by Pastor Richard Brasser, Palmyra Baptist Church Palmyra, New York.
(Ephesians 4:32) “and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even is God for Christ sake has forgiven you. “
Are you a busy be?” and be is specified correctly, in the Lord uses it in instructing us. For example, He said: “I need the kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you “(Ephesians 4:32)
We may have differences with others but that does not mean we cannot show kindness to them. And Acts chapter 27 we read of a shipwreck and in Acts 28:2 we find the treatment of the survivors.
Check out Romans 12:14–21 the Lord also tells us to be “tender hearted “, that is, to be sympathetic, compassionate, and thoughtful to those who are not able to function by themselves. We are to pray for them, pray with them, and to reach out to them. “Be there for merciful as your father also is merciful “Luke 6:36. Please read (1 Peter 3:8 and John 3:18.)
Third instruction to us is one of the hardest to do, and that is “forgiving. “I have heard some say I will forget but I would do not forget; in their minds they’re saying I will get even. Paragraph the Lord Jesus gave us instruction on “forgiving one another “in his conversation with Peter Matthew 19:21 -22. God tells us about his forgiveness, “even is God for Christ sake have forgiven you. “And receiving Christ as Savior we have “forgiveness of sins. “In him we have redemption through His blood even the forgiveness of sin “Colossians one:14. And in His forgiveness, there is forgiveness. (Hebrews 10:17) therefore, when we forgive, we need to forget.