December 2, 2011
This week I’ve been writing about conflict and wounded hearts. I’ve also been talking about how to react when we are mistreated and abused. This is not an easy subject to talk about because it is not easy to respond the way we should, therefore it makes us uncomfortable to discuss.
But we must remember that this comes with transformation and as the Holy Spirit transforms us on the inside we will automatically begin to respond more and more the way that we should. So in the meantime, we must be watchful and when we slip up, do not entertain condemnation. We must forgive ourselves as Christ forgives us and move forward.
Here is a scripture that follows in line with what we have been discussing this week.
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.