“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:” 1 Peter 2:1-2 (KJV)
During one of the training sessions, someone shared how a small irritation came up between him and a very close friend and subsequently kept away from that person.
Before you know, they were not speaking to each other for a day or two, it elongated to weeks, months and till the person passed away, he did not know or hear from that person again. How he wished they had talked over things.
Does this sound familiar?
Around us in the immediate family, extended family and within the body of Christ we Christians find it so easy not to talk to one another for a very little, minor and most of the time insignificant issue to our Master’s given assignment.
The scripture today encourages us to put aside all malice in every form and format they may want to creep in on us.
One of the sermonettes sometimes given by the General Overseer Emeritus, Dr. Gabriel Olusoji Farombi highlights three critical, essential ingredients that make a family and any relationship strong. These words are, Please, I am Sorry and Forgive me.
If we will all use these words in our relationship with each other in all aspects of our relationships malice will virtually find it impossible to have its way near us.
Sometimes offenses come so easily through “friendly fires” from those who are so close to people or us we never expect could hurt us. The enemy of our faith magnifies the problem to us each time we look at the offense and before we even know it had helped us in identifying other camps that support our stand on the malice.
“Beloved ones don’t remain as immature children in your reasoning. As it relates to evil, be like newborns, but in your thinking be mature adults.” 1 Corinthians 14:20 (TPT)
Lets us all tap into the Grace of the forgiveness we have all received from Jesus Christ our Lord and use that Grace to forgive those who have offended us.
Walking in Love and Unity of Faith we will all together achieve much more for the Kingdom of God.
Examine your heart today and make sure there is no malice