It is better to believe the best in a brother or sister than believe the worst and destroy God given friendships. It is better to give credence to a brother or sister and be disappointed, before judging them. 1 Corinthians 4:5 says judge nothing before its time. It is naïve to accept everything you hear. Satan hates unity and friendships. When believers gather together in unity against satan’s kingdom, it pulls his kingdom down. A divided kingdom will be weak against the strategies of the evil one.
Love hopes in all things:
Love never gives up. It perseveres through the storm. Love hopes for the best. It refuses to accept failure as the final outcome and will look for the best possible outcome in any event or situation.
Love endures all things:
Love will endure trial, sorrow, sickness, disappointment, hurt feelings and offence. It forgives abuse and slander just like Jesus did (1 Peter 2:21-22)
“When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. “
In Christ, you just have to come to the place of maturity and be tolerant of others. Persecution is part and parcel of the territory the believer walks in. The anointing attracts flies. The believer must pray constantly for his or her enemies. By forgiving and showing kindness to your enemies you leave the judgement to God. . Romans 12:20 says:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
To bear means to carry or endure. I encourage you brother or sister in Christ to run your race with endurance. Believe in the best, hope for the best. Endure for the sake of Christ. Place yourself on “red alert.” Identify the methods of satan.
Meditate on these scriptures. Do bless others with this post. Have a great week!
Hatred stirs up strife,
but love covers all offenses.
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets,
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
©Ruth Dickson Author UK Christian Author
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