Sunday, February 19, 2012

Knit Together In Love

Love protects you!  The thing that is most important to God is that we love Him and love others.  The Bible states that we should be knit together in love {Colossians 2:2}  and  above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness {Colossians 2:13}.

The most common way we forget to love others is by having a critical attitude towards them.  Before you criticize anybody, STOP and remember what God has forgiven you for  ~ ALL trespasses! {Colossians 2:13}

It is so easy to judge and criticize others for their faults and bad habits. This can be extremely dangerous.  I have never used The Message Bible on this blog, because I think it waters down the Truth too much.  However, this interpretation of Matthew 7:1,2 was so funny and right on that I thought I would use it for this post.  It states ~

Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults - unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging {OUCH!}.

We reap what we sow.  We are to be known for loving others.  Criticizing and finding fault with others is far from loving them and far from the heart of God.  Put away critical spirits!  They are from the Devil.

So start obeying God and become knit together in love with your husband, children, in-laws, neighbors, bosses, Democrats, Republicans, and everyone else God puts in your path. 

Determine to not say or even think negative thoughts about others, including pastors or teachers!  Pray for them instead.  This is the way to really love others.  For his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart {Luke 6:45}.  Fill your heart with good, positive thoughts of others!

Ken and I are knit together in love now.  Oh, I can tell you that it is a precious thing to really love your husband.  I no longer think or say negative thoughts about him.  Our relationship is so enjoyable now.  I just love God's ways.