BEAR WITH EACH OTHER

Tolerance – The dictionary defines the word as a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry. 

The Bible refers to it in this way, Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” 

The world tells us to be objective while the Word of God tells us to be subjective. As Christians, we should submit to all authority, to our fellow man, to our family members and friends. 

Submission, in the Bible, is an act of respect, not one of losing your freedom. Today Christians often feel that we are the only ones who aren’t tolerated, but we must always remain true to God’s teachings without judging others or setting ourselves up as better than they. We are all guilty of spitting in God’s face at one time or another. That’s why we need His forgiveness so much.  

Lord, help me to turn to you for all that I need. Your tolerance is beyond comprehension. You’ve put up with me for a long time. Help me also to be tolerant of others and still remain in your truth. Amen!

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4 replies

  1. Thank you for sharing this important and challenging message with a perfect scripture reference!

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