Even when someone treats us wrong or does things we don’t agree with, still love them. I have read that love isn’t love until you give it away.
We can love one another, because of the Spirit of God, that lives within us.
This Spirit helps us to be patient and courteous to others. We can treat them with love and gentleness.
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.” 1 John 4:11-12.
We are to forgive one another, because God forgave our sins. If we don’t forgive, God will not forgive our sins.
“But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6: 15.
We are to encourage and build up our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are to pray for each other. We should never judge anyone. God is the one to do that, not us. The Bible tells us to judge ourselves. It also tells us to love one another.
Patsy Lambert is from Whitmire. Her columns appear weekly in The Newberry Observer.