Whenever I feel like being merciless and unkind to someone this verse always puts a stop to that action. God has been so merciful, kind, loving and forgiving to me how can I not live the way He wants me to according to His Word. In some time or another I’m sure we all need Ephesians 4:32 to remind us to live in a godly manner, (being the light of the world and the salt of the earth) by forgiving and loving just as God has forgiven and loved us; His children(to become God’s child go here). We are not all perfect, but we can strive to please God with our lives.
PS. What is so interesting is that I was supposed to do a drawing for this verse but I never got to it…lets just say someone got to it before me…I’m glad they did. I hope this verse encourages you to be kind and to forgive others just as God forgave you. 🙂
This is the work I was talking about in a previous post. This was my first time using oil pastels. I used the Portfolio Series water-soluble Oil Pastel. I think it could have been a bit neater but since it’s my first time using oil pastel, I’m not taking it seriously.
Remember to be a generous and cheerful giver by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
1 John 3:24 says, “Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us”.
Keep His commandments – obey Him (God, His Word and His voice).
Abide in Him. Abide – to remain; stay. to dwell; reside. to comply with; submit to. to remain faithful to. You abide in God through His word, staying in righteousness (repenting/confessing of sins), praising and worshipping Him in spirit and in truth. Have a relationship with God…& He will abide in you. Now that’s being in tune with God!
Because we abide in Him and keep His commandments we know and are sure that He(God) abides in us through His Holy Spirit which He has given to us.
Through the Holy Spirit; read John 14:16-18, John 16:13.
John 14:16-18 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”
John 16:13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”