Be Kind

Read Ephesians 4:1 through 6:24

G. K. Chesterton was a well-known Christian writer and philosopher from the last century. He debated many atheists and skeptics in public settings. Unlike some of the debates we see today, which are filled with animosity, his were conducted with kindness.

One of his opponents wrote, “To hear Chesterton’s howl of joy . . . to see him double himself up in agony of laughter at my personal insults, to watch the effect of his sportsmanship on a shocked audience who were won to mirth by his intense and peahen-like quarks of joy was a sight and sound for the gods. . . . I carried away from that room a respect and admiration for this . . . kindly and gallant cherub, this profound student and wise master, which has grown steadily ever since.”

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:32).

The number one mark of believers is kindness. Our example is Jesus. He was not only kind to those who loved Him, He was kind and loving to those who opposed Him.

Thought for Today:

Your opponents need to see the love of Christ not another argument.

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