I've just had it with them!
Have you ever said or thought those words about someone? I have. And honestly, most of these people were fellow believers.
There are just some people that seem impossible to please. You didn't shake their hand today at church, or you did shake their hand, but you weren't smiling. The music was too loud or too soft. It's too cold or too hot in the sanctuary. The furnace is too loud, the fans are too cold, and the light shining in through the doors is blinding them. You only visited them three times when they were sick instead of everyday. As a Pastor's wife, I think I have about heard it all, and sometimes it just gets to be too much.
How can I give up on someone when God never gives up on me?
I'm sure you all would find it hard to believe, but I can be a little disagreeable at times. (smiles) I'm sure I have made God shrug His shoulders in wonder at my behavior. But the beautiful truth is that He has never given up on me; He won't give up on you either. And God has called us to show that same grace and compassion to our brothers and sisters.
Share each other's burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”
Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. Matthew 18:21,22
But love your enemies (or those who really irritate you), do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Luke 6:35
Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:2
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10
What other scriptures can you think of ?
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