Christian Character and Living, Machaira with Apostle Bennie, The Gospel

EPISODE 451 – BE GRACIOUS TO OTHERS

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Thursday 18th, April 2024
 

BE GRACIOUS TO OTHERS



“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you” 

Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)



It is easy for people to receive the gospel and be overwhelmed with joy when it is ministered to them.

Some people find it easy to accept the reality of God’s forgiveness and to appropriate it even in other areas of their lives and living.

These people are only gracious to themselves but become voices of condemnation to others. They mark and keep records of the wrongs others do.

Apostle Paul admonished the Church in his epistle that they get rid of bitterness, rage, anger and every form of malice (Ephesians 4:31).

He then continued with how every believer should be towards one another, as mentioned in the opening verse:

“…be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32 NKJV)

You don’t have to be an accuser, but be kind and tenderhearted.
You don’t have to be seeking revenge, but instead be forgiving.

And he clearly showed the standard of forgiveness.

“…forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

The forgiveness you demonstrate must be founded on Christ’s unconditional love and His unending waterfall of forgiveness.

Please note: You don’t forgive others so that God will forgive you. God has already forgiven you. God’s forgiveness is according to Christ’s love, not your self-effort.

The reality and inheritance of the gospel is not only applicable to you but to all the saints in Christ.

Just as Christ died for you and gave you His forgiveness, He also died and has forgiven the worst of all sinners.

This is to say that, as you have received the grace of our Lord Jesus, be gracious to one another as He is gracious unto you.

You don’t deal with people based on how you feel and how wrong you think they are but according to how Christ has loved you.

Your graciousness to others is not according to your temper, likes and dislikes. It has to be according to the patience and lovingkindness of Jesus.

This is the true evidence that Christ lives in you.

Shalom

DIG DEEPER
(1 Corinthians 13:4; Psalm 145:9; Ephesians 5:1)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we will grow in the understanding of the lovingkindness of God towards us, so that we may fully demonstrate His love and grace towards others.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
1 Chronicles 15 – 18
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I am gracious unto others.
 
– I don’t deal with people based on how I feel and how wrong I think they are but according to the lovingkindness of God towards me.
 
– I am slow to judge people.
 
– I demonstrate the unconditional love of Christ towards all men.
 
– I don’t entertain the company of mockers and gossips.
 
– My measure of love towards others is according to God’s measure of love towards me.
 
– I grow daily in the understanding of the lovingkindness of God towards me.
 
– I am full of love.
 
Thank you Lord Jesus!

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axor israel
axor israel
1 month ago

My measure of love towards others is according to God’s measure of love towards me.

axor israel
axor israel
1 month ago

 God’s forgiveness is according to Christ’s love, not according to myself effort

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

I don’t deal with people based on how I feel or how wrong they are but according to the loving kindness of God towards me

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

I am gracious to others as God is gracious into me

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandra

I let Grace lead..

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

Glory to God..I am full of love
I forgive others as God has forgiven me
I don’t condemn others

Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
1 month ago

I am gracious to others.
The forgiveness I demonstrate is founded on the unconditional love of Christ.
I don’t deal with people according to how I feel and how wrong I think they are but according to how Christ has loved me.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

Our standard is Christ ONLY..

Alexander-Elchris kwesi peleyoets
Alexander-Elchris kwesi peleyoets
1 month ago

Thank you Jesus, your love works on my heart

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

Woww……

I know The Standard of Forgiveness now. And it is : “…forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

The extent to which I forgive others is even as God in Christ forgave me.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

Woow..what an illumination
The standard of forgiveness is in Christ Eternal forgiveness towards me..

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I don’t deal or relate with people based on my feelings, temper or past experiences with them. Instead, I relate and deal with them according to the patience and lovingkindness of Jesus.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

My feeling don’t define me
God’s WORD does!!
Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

My measure of love towards others is according to God’s measure of love towards me.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

LOVE always reigns in Christ!!

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 month ago

I walk in love even as God demonstrated unto us through Christ Jesus our Lord!

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Emmanuel Opoku

Love leads the way..we follow!!

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

The true evidence that Christ lives in you is that : you deal with people according to the patience and lovingkindness of Jesus.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

Eeii..very deep
I meditate on this!!

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I am slow to judge people.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I am full of love

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

Hallelujah!!

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I don’t mark and keep records of the wrongs others do.

I don’t play the role of the accuser of the brethren.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

Love is the only way!!

Beha Flora
Beha Flora
1 month ago

I am full of Love

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

I season my mouth with words of Grace and exaltation
For the uplifting of many

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

Kaish

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

For i am in no place to condemn they elects of Jesus
Who he has called not guilty
Even of they who are not of the fold don’t need to be condemned but to be brought to light by the TRUTh

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
1 month ago

The love of God is shared abroad my heart therefore I demonstrate love to all men

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
1 month ago

I have a continual fellowship with the Brethen

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Adevu Prince

Hallelujah!!..
I love the brethren

Oliver Aziabor.
Oliver Aziabor.
1 month ago

I love unconditional

Oliver Aziabor.
Oliver Aziabor.
1 month ago

I don’t judge people base on their mistakes but I forgive base on the gracious love of our Lord and master Jesus

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

What a Wisdom!!
Thank you Jesus..

Oliver Aziabor.
Oliver Aziabor.
1 month ago

Am full of Love

Sackey Van-ess
Sackey Van-ess
1 month ago

I am gracious unto others , by grace.

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
1 month ago

Glory to God. I am full of God’s love. God’s loves reigns in my heart . Thank you Lord Jesus Christ.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Diana Aline

Ohh boi!!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

I refuse to be a voice of condemnation to others

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

I refuse to be an accuser!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

I am gracious to others even as Christ was gracious to me !

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Linda Teye

Blessed Assurance.

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

I deal with men based on the patience and loving kindness of Christ.

Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
1 month ago

I demonstrate graciousness.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Lindiwe Esenam

Graciousness is my name!!

Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
1 month ago

I am forgiving just like Christ. I show forth God’s unconditional love in my graciousness.

Edith
Edith
1 month ago

Thank you Lord Jesus

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I follow God’s example in everything I do because I am His Beloved Son.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Francis

I imitate CHRIST..

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I deal with wrongs and issues according to how Christ has loved me and not by my feelings.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I refuse to become a voice of condemnation to others..

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I choose to let the Love of Christ lead and rule in every decision I make..

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I am gracious and forgiving to others.. hallelujah!!

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I LOVE THE BRETHREN!!

Simon
Simon
1 month ago

I am gracious

Simon
Simon
1 month ago

I show graciousness to others because Christ first showed graciousness to me

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I am gracious unto others.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

My measure of love towards others is according to God’s measure of love towards me.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

‭Psalms 145:9 NKJV‬
[9] The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.

Addo Ebenezer
Addo Ebenezer
1 month ago

I don’t mark and take records of wrongs of others…

I am slow to judge others….

In the name of Jesus…..

Addo Ebenezer
Addo Ebenezer
1 month ago

Ooohh, I don’t accuse..

I’m a man of kind and tenderhearted….

Addo Ebenezer
Addo Ebenezer
1 month ago

I eschew the pursuit of revenge in favor of consistently embracing forgiveness.

IN the name of Jesus…..

Addo Ebenezer
Addo Ebenezer
1 month ago

I am committed to demonstrating grace and compassion towards others in all circumstances.

IN the name of Jesus Christ…

Addo Ebenezer
Addo Ebenezer
1 month ago

I choose not to consort with individuals who partake in derision and gossip.

In the name of Jesus…

Addo Ebenezer
Addo Ebenezer
1 month ago

I’m full of love…

I’m a man of love…

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
1 month ago

I am gracious unto others

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