Monday, September 28, 2009

daily text 09/28

Monday, September 28th, 2009
"Become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another." (Ephesians 4:32)

Suppose that strained relations exist between you and a certain fellow believer. In that case, make every effort to repair the breach. (Psalm 133:1) Apply the counsel of Jesus as recorded at Matthew 5:23, 24 or Matthew 18:15-17. If you have been letting the sun set while you are still in a provoked state, be quick to correct matters. Often all that is needed is a willingness to forgive. (Ephesians 4:25, 26) The marital relationship calls for tender compassion and, at times, forgiveness. If you need to be more loving and compassionate toward your marriage mate, work to attain this objective with the help of God and his Word. Is something needed on your part to comply with 1 Corinthians 7:1-5 so as to lessen stress and avoid unfaithfulness? Surely this is an area of life that calls upon a husband or a wife to be “tenderly compassionate.”
(Watchtower issue: 12/15/07, 1:15, 16)