This week we continued to examine Paul’s brilliant
one-liners about personal attitudes and our behavior toward others.
Christians should interact and sympathize with everyone. This means
that when someone is happy, we rejoice with them, and when someone
is grieving, you also provide comfort as they work it out. We should
strive to be in agreement with other Christians. Can you imagine how
the world would be better if there was unity and denominations came
to an end? We should also never look down upon other people. A
deeply committed Christian is never proud and condescending.
Likewise we should never take revenge and rejoice in the pain
experienced by others. Unless you’re a protégé of the Devil, this
type of behavior is simply not condoned. If Jesus is your Lord and
Savior, then you should strive to eliminate any kind of deceit in
your life. Don’t be contentious and create strife; be peaceful and a
good neighbor. Finally, love your enemy and reach out to them. In
doing so, you will shame them and it is like heaping hot coals on
their head. God is light and love and we should strive to be
Christ-like during our time on earth.