Devotional: Keeping Our Cool!
Christian Devotion about getting along with each other
"...And we earnestly beseech you, brethren, admonish (warn
and seriously advise) those who are out of line [the
loafers, the disorderly, and the unruly]; encourage the
timid and fainthearted, help and give your support to
the weak souls, [and] be very patient with everybody
[always keeping your temper]..."
1 Thessalonians 5: 14 (AMP))
We are the body of Christ and we are all at different
stages of our faith. We are to encourage and uplift
each other. Even those of us that may be strong in
our faith may have areas where we are weak and
vulnerable and need support and encouragement. And
those new to the faith, or those that may not have
their roots quite deep enough yet, need a lot of support
and encouragement as well.
Sometimes it's hard to be patient and 'keep our tempers'.
We all rub each other up the wrong way at times – but
that happens in families. We're all learning and growing.
The thing is to 'work through it', and love and respect
each other in the process. So much of the dysfunction and
splitting in church is either over 'doctrines' or 'petty
arguments'. People get hurt and leave. We have to be mindful
of how we respond to disagreements – keeping our cool!
We need to keep cool when we disagree,
Remembering to keep the unity
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