To Be Like Jesus

~ Good Morning!

In our Devotion today, we’re looking closely at Ephesians 4:31-32 
“Do not be bitter or angry or mad. Never shout angrily or say things to hurt others. Never do anything evil. (32) Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.” (NCV)

The Bottom Line

In Verse 31, the Apostle Paul says to get rid of these 6 Vices from your life:
  1. Bitterness: Lack of Kindness.
  2. Rage: Outbursts of Anger.
  3. Anger: Displeasure, Hostility.
  4. Brawling: Noisy or Rough; Quarreling and/or Fighting.
  5. Slander: False Spoken Statement, Damaging a person’s reputation.
  6. Malice: The Intention, or Desire to do Evil.

In Verse 32, the Apostle Paul gives us 3 Positive Commands to Live by:
  1. Be Kind: Considerate, Helpful, Showing Benevolence.
  2. Be Compassionate: Showing Deep Sympathy and Consideration.
  3. Be Forgiving: Pardon someone from their offense toward you. Be gracious toward others and forgive them freely, and graciously.


Why Get Rid of these 6 Vices and Obey these 3 Positive Commands?
Because, in Christ, God is …
  •  KIND (Ephesians 2:7),
  •  COMPASSIONATE (Mark 1:41)
  •  GRACIOUS (Romans 8:32)

As believers, we should always strive to be like Jesus. Always! I encourage you to be like Jesus and live blessed!

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