He kept filing, scraping, and polishing every little surface of his masterpiece. Yes and no. According to the British scholar Derek Kidner, David spoke foolishly when he said, "Remove Your gaze from me, … before I go away and am no more" (Ps 39:13). I say "read about" because I don't want to see most of what's on. Then he went on with his work and put the incident out of his mind. "The old man" which we must "put off" is clearly our former manner of life. The Grace of Unity (Eph. Because He has forgiven our sin, we can learn to "forget" our sin. Ephesians 4:17–24. In the six long decades since our conversation, the sad truth of that warning has been repeatedly verified by my experiences in pastoral ministry. He then explained, “You will come up against much trouble. Honesty must be woven into the fabric of our character if we are to have an effective testimony for Christ. There is the low place of contrition for sin. The church is the place we go for worship, for reading the Word, for singing to God's glory, for serving others, and for helping one another to grow. --R W De Haan. “When one would come into the house, the other would leave. A list called "99 Ways To Say 'Very Good'" offers these encouraging words: "That's it!" Mark Ellingsen. We must reflect the characteristics of a Christlike life. Such utter contempt didn't develop in a day. De Haan. Even though the Jewish people didn't accept him as one of their own, God recognized him as one of His. 4. Proverbs 27:23, 24, 25, 26, 27 portrays the beautiful interplay of diligent work on our part and faithful nurture on God's. Kidner comments that God included this prayer in the Bible to reassure us that when we say things out of desperation He understands. At first he kept silent lest he speak foolishly (Ps 39:1, 2, 3). Becoming angry with someone because of personal resentment or envy is sinful. It's a great example of love in action. It Takes Time! When your preacher is doing The best that he can, Pray for him, help him He's only a man! I was heartbroken last year when my good friend and co-worker Kurt De Haan died suddenly while out on his regular lunchtime run. In today's Scripture, Paul described our "outward man" as perishing under the heat of great pressure, while our "inward man" is renewed day by day. Forgiveness begins when we give up the quest to get even. How many times have we huffed out of the house in the morning or turned out the light at night with anger smoldering in our hearts? Of course, he had a perfect right to voice his strong opinions. --Anon. Have you been holding fast to the memory of some insult, some event, some criticism? May I grow in patience and fortitude of soul, in humility and zeal, in spirituality and a heavenly disposition of mind. R. De Haan, I found a little remedy To ease the life we live And make each day a happier one: It is the word "forgive." No Place For The Devil Ephesians 4:27 April 8, 1997 A teacher in a Bible school gave his students an hour-long exam. Joe was dying, and he wanted to make everything right. ...read more, Scripture: Competition, handled properly, can have its place in our lives. When my in-laws visit, it looks like a home repair TV show. De Haan Listen to understand, then speak with love. And to know one another requires a willingness to let others know our weaknesses and limitations. Ephesians 4:23 "Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. Instead, the words pride and harshness mark the way success is measured. Some people become obsessed with guilt for their past sins. He thought for a few moments and then blurted out, “But, Mommy, how can I keep the sun from going down?”, The boy’s question revealed that he had no intention of getting rid of his grudge. With my students, I go back to the basics to erase old habits. Ephesians 4:32, Tags: What he wanted to be was a philanthropist. Note the contrast: When faced with trials, we too can have an inner strength through Christ (v. 11). —Vernon C Grounds. Charles Swindoll calls it "verbal pollution," passed around by grumblers, complainers, and criticizers. According to zookeepers, two of these reptiles will sometimes grab different ends of the same piece of food. So the expectation of being with, and like Christ, should be to us as a sheet-anchor, who bear His Name. O Lord, help us to turn aside From words that spring from selfish pride, For You would have Your children one In praise and love for Your dear Son. Lord, take my life and make it wholly Thine; Fill my poor heart with Thy great love divine. (Lk. —Sper All Christians have the same employer—they just have different jobs. Or we can use the truth to enlighten, edify, and enrich others when we accompany it with love. The elder loved to fish; the youngster loved to read. ...read more, Scripture: Until then, we are instructed "to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3). Ephesians 4:22-32, Tags: Would you imitate your Master? I do not think that we can grieve Him away, but we may greatly limit and restrain His gracious work by insincerity of speech, the nursing of an unforgiving spirit, any kind of over-reaching or fraudulent dealing, impurity of speech, or failure in love. The Bible clearly says that we are to "serve one another" (Galatians 5:13), forgive as we are forgiven (Ephesians 4:32), and "bear one another's burdens" (Galatians 6:2). Stories about getting even always capture our attention. First he offered the young man something of equal value, then he offered to help him on some home projects, and finally he slipped some money into his coat pocket. But we can keep it from setting-on our anger. ), "Oh," but you say, "that may be all right for your church, but we're trying to figure out how to get rid of the pastor in ours." Let's strive for that holy standard today. Work, Scars, Pain And Suffering, Hurting, Denomination: Words spoken in love need no interpreter. Everyone must come to Him the same way--the only way--by faith in Jesus, God's Son. The work of God in our lives is similar. This gives us the leverage either to put someone down or to build him up. I hoisted the front end of that insanely heavy grass cutter and secured A good way to evaluate our daily choices is to ask ourselves: "Would I be embarrassed if I read about this in the newspaper or if my family and friends knew about it? —D. Teammates of the late Willie Stargell called him "Pops" because of his leadership both on and off the baseball field. November 14, 2004 More Than Socializing Ephesians 4:32. Ephesians 4:28, Romans 12:2, Tags: Whisperers are gossipers who secretly spread rumors, and backbiters are those who talk spitefully about a person. When you compare the members who actively participate, you often find a rather pathetic situation. —Hess When you receive Christ, God's work in you has just begun, Good Communicators Ephesians 4:25 June 3, 2003. A child seems to grow up all of a sudden, but it's actually a continual process. --Anon. I’m reading a book right now called "The Power of Habit" (http://charlesduhigg.com/the-power-of-habit/) about how so much of our daily life is lived by habit. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you" (Ephesians 4:31, 32). One of the greatest honors ever offered to me came during one of life's saddest times. Holding a grudge poisons our spiritual lives. Lutheran, If there is one glaring fault in my ministry, it has been to allow others T-OGETHER We ought to speak the truth we feel With careful thought for those who hear; For truth and love must try to sense What others feel, what others fear. Forgive Just as God in Christ Also Has Forgiven You Palm Sunday. O how shall I, most gracious Lord, This mark of true perfection find? Forgiveness is the only way to stop the cycle of unfair pain turning in your memory.”. His mother said to him, "Son, your father can't read." "Blessed are the meek," said our Lord, "for they shall inherit the earth." No up-springing of advanced and refined feeling is manifest in them. I was overwhelmed with this bittersweet privilege. As the group went through the cafeteria line, the young man put two pats of butter on his tray and slipped them beneath the outer rim of his plate so the cashier wouldn't see them. It is possible to suppress frustration and anger, and to appear undisturbed to people around us. - Richard W. De Haan, When angry feelings go unchecked, They'll mushroom into hate; So don't let time feed bitterness -- Forgiveness must not wait.--Sper. Are you filled? We give Thee but Thine own, Whate'er the gift may be: All that we have is Thine alone, A trust, O Lord, from Thee. AMEN. And he likes nothing better than to see us fighting with one another--rather than against him. John Piper Mar 27, 1994 301 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him What others say and do may arouse our anger and in some cases should make us angry. They wanted me to advise them on some convenient, painless, yet successful method of getting rid of their pastor. Lastly, look to the Holy Spirit for His sacred fire to bum out all that is covetous, envious, proud, angry and malicious within our hearts, for these are the five elements of hell. There are not multiple paths to heaven, but one way. Not that the church provides salvation; Goddoes. Scripture commands us to "be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you" (Ephesians 4:32). We must focus our thinking on Jesus our Savior, not on our past sins. Trust is what makes business work. Ephesians 4:11-15, Tags: That's implied in the fourth chapter of Ephesians, where Paul urged us to put away our personal dislikes, our anger, and our self-centered interests. It's as though they are reborn." What a remarkable legacy of a true Christian heart! He also descended first inot the lower parts of the earth. The Pulpit Commentary says that anger "arms the passions quickly against evil, and operates with the force and effectiveness of an instinct. They also threaten other islands with which Guam trades. See Romans 12:17, 18, 19, 20, 21. God's Word urges us to tell the truth (Prov. Unity, Maturity, Denomination: Ephesians 4:14-15 F B Meyer. We need to take our place in the School of Christ and be taught by Him (Eph 4:20, 21). And in Ephesians 4:30, 31, Paul exhorted believers not to grieve the Holy Spirit by being hard-hearted. So they made a pact to avoid critical words for a whole week. Seven "Ones" Ephesians 4:3-7 November 17, 2005. ...read more, Scripture: As he was speaking, he pounded his fist hard enough to make the water splash onto the table. Some of us have to "change the tires" and "wash the windshield." But dirt doesn't surrender that easily. May all uncleanness, foolish talking, covetousness, bitterness, wrath and anger be put away from us, with all malice Make us meek, as our Saviour was. Take my voice and let me sing Always, only, for my King; Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee. Bill said he would, but just as he was leaving, Joe shouted, "But remember, if I get better, this doesn't count!". —Richard De Haan. October 2, 2005 When We Speak Foolishly Ephesians 4:29, When former law professor Phillip E. Johnson had a stroke, he was so afraid of being mentally and physically impaired that he wished the doctor would give him a painless death. —Anon. And each job is as important as the other. James 3:6, Ephesians 4:14, Tags: Each of us should be careful not to spread the sickness of gossip. Once they start they can gradually damage and then destroy families, churches, and lifelong relationships. We are to be like our Savior, who did not retaliate even when He was horribly mistreated and slandered and led to the cross (Mark 15:3, 4, 5; 1Pet. Just as little parts of an engine are vital to keep it running, every member of the body of Christ, the church, is important. Caleb, our paperboy, asked. This must frustrate the people who are judged for not conforming. The temperature on the outer surface of the plane can get to 127 degrees C (261 degrees F) even though the outside air temperature is -56 degrees C (-69 degrees F). Even before sin entered the world, God gave Adam and Eve meaningful work to do (Genesis 1:28; 2:15). —Richard De Haan. Do you desire to subdue sin? THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT--MEEKNESS Ephesians 4:1-2 F B Meyer. If we misuse what we know, we may set Christians against each other and break up churches. Pastors have been run out of town during these kinds of arguments. These questions are good indicators of spiritual growth. Whenever she gets the chance she enters the room in order to absorb the inspiration of the picture into her soul. We can understand why this new convert was perplexed. One man at the banquet asked Mr. --V C Grounds. When the Word is diminished or compromised, the church will be ane… If the Holy Spirit be ungrieved He will witness to our sonship; He will enthrone Christ as King of our life; will keep the self-life in the place of death; will give us a hunger for the things of God; He will give power in witness-bearing. I feel that way sometimes when I read about what's on television. Certainly! Neighborly Love Ephesians 4:29-32 March 15, 2005. Then read it often and follow the instructions.—Anne Cetas. On the pages of Scripture we find what God wants us to believe, to be, and to do. Christ's death and resurrection eliminated the need for daily sacrifice. But the manner he chose to express his indignation was as bad as, if not worse than, a wrong court decision. In fact, he would not speak to his brother all day. The Apostle says that those who have this Hope will purify themselves. The Philippines Daily Express reported on a couple in England who had lived together as “silent partners” for 12 years. When it was opened, he explained, "Please, madam, will you give me the master's brush?" At the ceremony to mark the opening of the Melissa Branon Memorial Softball Field, the school unveiled a stone marker to remind future generations of the girl who wore number 11. Ask Jesus to help you replace any lingering hardheartedness in your life with His tenderheartedness. His genius is that of a handyman. When God Feels Pain Ephesians 4:30 That sheds some light on our Savior's statement, "If you love Me, keep My commandments" (Jn. Maybe we've received instruction from a prominent Bible teacher, gained special insights into the Word, or memorized key Scriptures we can quote with ease. But we should never allow our anger to erupt in a sinful response. He is not listing all possible gifts, but rather concentrating on leadership gifts. As father and son watched, the store manager said, "Don't worry. Introduction To The Epistle (1:1-3) Blessings Involving The Father (1:4-6) Blessings Involving The Son (1:7-12) Blessings Involving The Holy Spirit (1:13-14) Paul's Prayer For The Ephesians (1:15-20) The Sevenfold Unity . Advantages of Unity: W. Attersol. Like a soldier or athlete in training (2 Timothy 2:3, 4, 5), we need to practice repeatedly until doing what's right comes naturally. But sin doesn't surrender that easily. When Papillon asks what it is, he is told, "The tragedy of a wasted life." Stay in touch with God through prayer. Ask the Lord to teach you His statutes and to direct your steps according to His Word (Psalm 119:133,135). --Murray Our union with Christ is the basis for unity with one another. God giveth peace to the humble; He raiseth up the poor out of the dust. British pastor and evangelist John Wesley (1703-1791) was traveling with General James Oglethorpe, who was angry with one of his subordinates. It's not always kind to respond in kind. In the late 1800s, two families, one in Kentucky and another in West Virginia, fought for nearly 20 years, and 12 were killed. Church Body Of Christ, THE STOLEN BABY JESUS SYNDROME Paul is Some time ago, a person I worked with came up to me and said, “if I didn’t know you, I would be terrified to meet you on the street”. It is profoundly true, because to the meek and chastened, the sweet and tender spirit, there is an unfolding of the hidden beauty of the world which is withheld from the arrogant and proud. It’s foreign to them. "Do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil," the Bible counsels (Eph. By God's design, there lies in wait for you Important work that no one else can do. There's a fount of strength and grace on high; And the life of Christ will shine through you.-- Hopkins. It reads, "May their souls rest in hell and suffer the torments of the condemned for eternity." How important it is, therefore, never to nurture hatred's bitter fruit! Most Romans of that time believed in many gods—but not Cornelius. Someone has observed, "The acorn does not become an oak in a day … It is not one touch of the artist's brush that produces a finished painting. —D. We strive to penetrate the dense veil of mist in vain--what the resurrection body will be like; what the converse with holy beings will amount to; what ministry may be assigned to us--we know not what we shall be, but "we know that we shall be like Him"--and it is enough! Ephesians 4:29, Tags: Or are we inclined to retaliate in anger? --J D Branon The ability to lie is a liability. Clericalism is a conspiracy. Just as Jesus grew in both wisdom and stature, we as believers are to continue to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). If we become more like Him, does that mean we all will begin to act alike? If this fellow would be dishonest with two pats of butter, he thought, how could he be trusted at a teller's window? 4:17). Their war of words and wings had escalated beyond anything I had ever seen. ", We need to repent of our gossip and replace it with what John Stott calls "holy gossip." --V C Grounds. He responded, "No, you'll ruin the shape of the chair if you just put new material over the old.". Living with integrity honors and glorifies Him.—David C. McCasland, Lord, help me to be honest In all I do and say, And grant me grace and power To live for You each day. Our Daily Walk), "Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. They are hampered in their Christian walk by those things which characterized their "former conversation." That's the best way to gain control of the tube. . A Christian All The Time Ephesians 4:17-32 November 11, 1995 My nephew James had completed boot camp and had become one of the few and the proud who could say, "I'm a Marine!" The apostle Paul urged believers to work with their hands and do "what is good, that [they] may have something to give him who has need" (Ephesians 4:28). I often take notes. AMEN. Lord, compassion is part of Your character, and kindness is one of the best ways to show the world what You are like. -- Eph 1:4. Introduction. Seven Commitments Of Renewal Every Church Leader Should Make For A New Year. Help me, Lord, to yield completely Day by day and hour by hour. 4:1-3) Unity is not uniformity. —D. Unity in our diversity is the most effective witness to this sin-fractured world. The apostle Paul reminded us that "though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh" (2 Corinthians 10:3, 4). We can't all be pastors or teachers. Do it now, and look up to the Holy Spirit to keep renewing you in the spirit of your mind. To get rid of weeds of anger, dig out the bitter roots. So it is that the meek inherit all that is good and beautiful. My friend, if you’ve been sitting in the stands, you’re badly needed down on the field! Rationalizing his attack, he continued, "The only way I know how to stop it is to go to the source.". —Dennis Fisher. As Paul put it in Ephesians 4:26, "Do not let the sun go down on your wrath." Let's examine our speech habits for careless words, and then resolve to build up every person we meet, especially children. Christians should be on the frontlines, Not the sidelines! —Sper What sin has twisted, God's grace can straighten. Each week Kevin One little screw had come loose, which caused the motor to stop running. Without it, our lives and our work fall short of God's design. Why? A certain judge was constantly annoyed by the sneering remarks and abusive language of an attorney. Ephesians 4:15 Spurgeon, C. H. Morning and evening Many Christians remain stunted and dwarfed in spiritual things, so as to present the same appearance year after year. Ephesians 4:11-16, Tags: By living "with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love" (v.2). As they were driving to an engagement, Huxley said, "You know, Houston, it's rather embarrassing to have spent one's entire lifetime pondering the human condition and … find that I really don't have anything more profound to pass on by way of advice than, 'Try to be a little kinder.'". Jesus, Savior Humility Sin. How im­portant it is to get rid of those bindings of the world with their "deceitful lusts" (Eph. Oh, to be saved from myself, dear Lord! The judge laid down his fork, and resting his chin on his hands said, "Up in our town there lives a widow who has a dog. 4:29). Well, then perhaps the following article I found some time ago will be of help to you: "Not long ago, a well-meaning group of laymen came from a neighboring church to see me. what dull work it is unless the Spirit maketh intercession for you! The subject is Onesimus, Philemon's slave, who had stolen from him and fled to Rome. "practice, Practice, Practice" Contributed by David Henderson on Jul 20, 2020. And when we tell Him how sorry we are, He graciously forgives.—Herbert Vander Lugt. We must plead for divine enablement to fulfill Paul's imperative: "Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. God sees in us a masterpiece That one day will be done; His Spirit works in all our lives To make us like His Son. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God … No matter what you do in life, you are going to have critics. Think of the forgiveness extended to us when we sincerely repent and confess our sins (1 Jn. Instead, forgiving breaks the cycle of revenge and “creates a new possibility of fairness by releasing us from the unfair past. It would be chaos." It is insidious how easily feuds begin, how long they can last, and the damage they can do. He didn't see a TV set perched on a stand, and with his cart stacked high with boxes he hit the television and sent it crashing to the floor. We can learn great lessons of unity and its power simply by observing the nature. From the biblical perspective, therefore, work is useful and most fulfilling when it enables us to help others. He would get out his saws and clippers and begin cutting and shaping. 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