"Bear and Forgive..."

February 2, 2016

“Bear and Forgive…”

Blessings folk!

Continuing our thought from yesterday.

We are to put on the new heart the Lord has given us as Believers…

Col 3:12-13
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.

Put on a heart of…

Then, we are called to do…to act…to behave.

We are to bear with one another.
This means that there will be times that we must bear with one another…duh.
Someone may do something…or prefer something…in which we disagree.
Not a sin.
Not something detrimental.
Simply a choice.
We are called to bear with one another.

We are to forgive one another.
This means that there will be times when forgiveness is needed…duh.
This means that something wrong will be done.
We must forgive.
Unforgiveness is the root of most people’s problems.

Is there a complaint?
Just as the Lord forgave us.
This means that repentance and confession is involved.
If there be a complaint, and it is valid, then repent…confess.
Then we all forgive.
We all bear one another.

This is the Word of the Lord.
This is the Life of the True Believer.