What do you mean let it go? But I was offended!

Read this today in Eph 4:1-3(NASB):

“Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” (emphasis mine)

So Paul is talking to believers in Christ. Here is a commentary I thought interesting:

“Nothing is pressed more earnestly in the Scriptures, than to walk as becomes those called to Christ’s kingdom and glory. By lowliness, understand humility, which is opposed to pride. By meekness, that excellent disposition of soul, which makes men unwilling to provoke, and not easily to be provoked or offended. We find much in ourselves for which we can hardly forgive ourselves; therefore we must not be surprised if we find in others that which we think it hard to forgive.”  (Source: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Bible; emphasis mine)

So apparently a life that is appropriate for one who follows Jesus, isn’t about doing all the right things. Its about being gentle, humble, peaceful, unprovoked, able to let things go. Just maybe?

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One response to this post.

  1. Doesn’t seem a lot like much of our present Christian community does it?

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