Challenging relationships is nothing new.
There is a reason why the Bible tells us to forebear one another;
“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye” (Colossians 3: 13) KJV
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others” (Colossians 3: 13) NLT
We live in a world made for people. We have no option but to relate to others. Good relationships skills are not always automatic.
Thank God that the Bible has given so much light when relating to others. One golden rule is that our security must be in God.
“He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him” (Proverbs 27: 14).
Ships of Life!
This post was birthed from an online sermon l joined a number of weeks ago by Pastor Mike White.
A ship is designated for movement. In the natural, every ship you board will take you somewhere depending on the destination of the ship.
Many of us are aware of the account of Jonah in the scriptures. The Lord told Jonah to go to Nineveh, however Jonah decided to board a ship and go to Tarshish far away from where the Lord had instructed him to go.
These principles are based on dealing with people in general and not marriage relationships.
Let’s have a look at this scripture:
Proverbs 25; 15- 18
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
Relationships are very important and the Lord moves through relationships. This is one reason amongst others why we need to honour one another and treat others well.
There is nothing wrong in preaching to multitudes at a time depending on the sphere of influence the Lord had given to each one of us. However we much value those that the Lord has placed around us.
Nobody Wants to Be a Busybody!
So what does it mean to be a busybody? My definition is getting involved in something that you are not invited to.
I know that sometimes there can be a fine line between trying to help people that you see require help, but it you are not invited, then you have to ask yourself “why do l want to get involved”?. The best option that anyone can do is to pray. If there is a problem that you know that you can help, but you are not invited, then simply pray.
When It Is Okay to Be Angry!
Being angry for the right reasons is not sin otherwise the bible would not have said “Be angry but sin not” (Ephesians 4; 26). In others words being angry is not sin (provided its being angry for the right reasons).
Cain was angry for the wrong reasons, which was sin to him (Genesis 4; 1-7), this article is not addressing that type of anger.
The bible makes it clear that during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, He did not sin (2 Corinthians 5; 21), so we have a clear basis confirming Ephesians 4;26. A person can be angry and not sin.
Many of us have read the book of Judges (Judges 16; 1 – 26) with the account of Samson, and thought “how can someone do that”? Well in reality it did happen. Reading this recently, l saw something different.
Judges 16;4 says it all “And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah”. This verse clearly states that “he loved a woman”, however it is very clear from the account that Delilah did not love him.
What Needs to Be Strengthened
If you were told that something needed strengthening, it could mean any of the following:
This will bless anyone that has had to deal with difficult relationships
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.
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