Let's be reasonable with one another, shall we?

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Clarion Call of the New Evangelical?

No... just the instruction of the apostle Paul. What's wrong with us?

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. 1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. (Ephesians 4:29-5:229)

5 Comments:

  • If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. -James 1:26

    By Blogger Kansas Bob, at 12/01/2008 12:55 PM  

  • Pertinent words as well, Bob. A good companion verse.

    When we are engaging in insensitive, ill-timed and hateful words, our "religion" will be scorned because of our poor testimony.

    I have been learning this but have not arrived. I am glad it gets better as the years roll on.

    I like your avatar! You look so wise. :~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/02/2008 9:13 AM  

  • Is that wise as in a wise old man?

    By Blogger Kansas Bob, at 12/02/2008 11:11 AM  

  • no, just "wise" :~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/02/2008 2:50 PM  

  • Good thoughts.

    By Blogger J. Wendell, at 12/03/2008 5:21 AM  

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