Friday, February 11, 2011

Ephesians 4:31-32

31 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32 and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

Questions to consider:
  • Which of the above mentioned things do want to especially work on putting away?
  • Why should we forgive one another?
  • What does God's forgiveness mean to you?
Possibilities for prayer:

Take some time to think about what it would mean to truly follow each of these instructions, and to make them a part of your daily life. Confess to God the ways in which you have had bitterness, wrath, anger, wrangling, slander, and malice in your heart and life. Ask for God to break off those things in you and replace them with kindness and tenderness and a desire to forgive. Take time to be silent before God, letting him work on your heart in whatever way he sees fit.