Thursday, July 9, 2015

2 Corinthians 6:6 -- On Becoming the Example

"By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,"
2 Corinthians 6:6

This is an excerpt from Paul, explaining how we need to set an example as ministers of Christ.  We might not have the title "minister," but since we all share the gospel by our examples, and people judge our religion and even God by our behavior, it's probably a good thing for all of us to remember. :)  The "love unfeigned" part reminds us that we need to be real.  If we are having a hard time feeling positive towards the people around us, instead of just relying on faking it, we need to work on changing our hearts, so that we can really feel it.  Being examples of purity, knowledge, patience and endurance (longsuffering), and kindness are all part of that.  Even when huge, unexpected changes blindside us, we need to be able to keep our cool, retain that inner core of peace that the Holy Ghost can offer us... and these things are how.  Our examples don't just help others, they help hold ourselves together so that we can do everything we can for others and stand up for what is right, rather than falling apart.  ... Not that I am saying it is evil to fall apart.  We all do sometimes. :)  Just that the more we rely on the Lord, the better those times will get. :)  So, today, let's work on modeling some kindness and love, even in the midst of chaos... turning ourselves into the example that we want to set. :)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Total Pageviews