Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
The great basic Christian virtues are those which govern human relationships. Christianity is community. It has on its divine side the amazing gift of peace with God and on its human side the triumphant solution of the problem of living together. A Christian forbears and forgives; and does so because a forgiven person must always be forgiving. As God forgave us, so we must forgive others, for it is only in forgiving that we really know the fullness of forgiveness.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, help me to put off old sinful habits as I would put off dirty clothes and put on new and fresh ones. Help me to have a new attitude, which thinks of others before thinking of self. May it be as if the new ‘clothes’ I have just put on are bound together by love, so that my appearance is one of genuine beauty and completeness in your son Christ Jesus. Amen
Today's devotion written by Francis Leung, LifeWay Epping.