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Read Ephesians 4:1 through 6:24
G. K. Chesterton was a well-known Christian writer and philosopher from the last century. He debated many atheists and skeptics in public settings. Unlike some of the debates we see today, which are filled with animosity, his were conducted with kindness.
One of his opponents wrote, “To hear Chesterton’s howl of joy . . . to see him double himself up in agony of laughter at my personal insults, to watch the effect of his sportsmanship on a shocked audience who were won to mirth by his intense and peahen-like quarks of joy was a sight and sound for the gods. . . . I carried away from that room a respect and admiration for this . . . kindly and gallant cherub, this profound student and wise master, which has grown steadily ever since.”
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:32).
The number one mark of believers is kindness. Our example is Jesus. He was not only kind to those who loved Him, He was kind and loving to those who opposed Him.
Thought for Today: Your opponents need to see the love of Christ not another argument.
Quicklook: Ephesians 4:25–32
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Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.
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