Answer Gently

In today’s verse, Paul mentions how they always answer gently or kindly. The Passion Translation says, “When we are slandered incessantly, we always answer gently, ready to reconcile. Even now, in the world’s opinion, we are nothing but filth and the lowest scum” (1 Corinthians 4:13). In this passage, Paul is speaking about how they … Continue reading Answer Gently

Celebrate and Weep

The Bible tells us to celebrate and weep with other people. During good times, rejoice. During change and loss, grieve. It’s simple but yet not simple at all. Romans 12:15 says, “Celebrate with those who celebrate, and weep with those who grieve” (TPT). This requires some kind of connection and attention. That’s where there is … Continue reading Celebrate and Weep

Blessing Not Cursing

We know our words are powerful. God speaks into being and He created us in His image. We have the power to build up and tear down with our words. Romans 12:14 tells us to, “Speak blessing, not cursing, over those who reject and persecute” (TPT). This is certainly easier said than done. Why would … Continue reading Blessing Not Cursing

Constant Interest

The NIV translates the first part of today’s verse to say, “Share with the Lord's people who are in need.” The New Living Translations says, “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them.” The ESV says, “Contribute to the needs of the saints.” Share. Be ready to help. Contribute. This is what … Continue reading Constant Interest