"Then Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conciet, but in humility consider others better than yourself. Each of you should look not only to your own interest, but also to the intrest of others. "You Attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ".
29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
We must learn to let go and forgive for the sake of others and what GOd has called his Gospel to be not what we intend it to be. "His Good News".
Encompassed in his death is the power of forgiveness as he has forgave us. We must learn this. As easy as this is to write; to do is a far more difficult task. Forgiving is easy but forgeting is not. I have prayed that I could forget and the desire has always been there but like digging against rock all I could do was dig. But made no progress. Only the ROCK itself (my prayer and God
What power is there in words with no action? What strength is there if there is no source? Clearly a intellectual discussion must appease both parties to continue much like a musician must play one good note before his endeavor to sing or play would continue. Whereas others continue to sing even when their voice is bad. All are different. In this we see and I see another Mistake I have made in the last few months. It was coined clearly by my Shepard Jose.
Sometimes we are too Spiritual to be any Earthly Good.
And Far to Worldy to be any Heavenly Good.
There must then be found a Balance. Of Practical and Spritial. Not just one nor just the other.
This is why a BIBLE BASED church is important. For Religion, Rituals will take us away but Gods Word Sets Us Free.
In our Freedom we find that might be a freedom for ourselves but might be a bondage of another or our bondages might be freedoms to another. Self Rigetousness is a issue dealt with Strongly in the scriptures. Solomon says in Ecclesiastes says:
15 In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these:
a righteous man perishing in his righteousness,
and a wicked man living long in his wickedness.
16 Do not be overrighteous,
neither be overwise—
why destroy yourself?
17 Do not be overwicked,
and do not be a fool—
why die before your time?
18 It is good to grasp the one
and not let go of the other.
The man who fears God will avoid all extremes . [a]
What am I saying. That we might not be in a place where we ourselves place ourselves as the throne of judgment. Though we might speak they are but ill hallow words without action or without understanding of the scriptures. It is has been proven that we can seek out both his glorious and faith filled scripture to puff themselves up as he might searh the scriptures to condemn others but the completeness of the scriptures is freedom for going one way or the other. The Bible Complete we find what gods glory is and religious intent it is not. But peace that we would read appy what we read and give account to our Father in Heaven (God) to how we have lived according to his scripture.
12For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.