New Characteristics
Ephesians 4:32

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32 HCSB

As the believer strives to remove the old sinful characteristics, he must put on the new godly characteristics. Kindness is being gracious, friendly, courteous, considerate, and generous to others. Compassionate is being tender-hearted and full of affection and concern for others, especially caring for those in need. Forgiveness is to extend mercy to others, moving beyond their faults and offenses. Having received God’s forgiveness through Christ, the believer must likewise forgive others.

Lord Jesus, as You have shown me mercy and grace, let me show others kindness, compassion, forgiveness, mercy, and grace. Help me to love as You have loved me.


  April 21, 2023   -  © Copyright 2023, Max D. Hutto.

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