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Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Resolution

I think I want to make this my resolution for 2016...

Ephesians 4

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.  (NIV)

or if you prefer the King James Version (the version I grew up with, and used for scripture memorization): 

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.   (emphasis mine)


Beautiful words, really.


Niki said...

I've always loved that portion of scripture. Would that everyone would live by those words.

S Wibby said...

Working on similar goals in my own life. :) I hope the next year is more like this.

Karen said...

Definitely words to live by.

truth said...

Prophet of Islam said :
Good behavior is half of faith.
The most likable of you are those who are best behaved.
There is no greater wisdom than foresight. No greater piety than abstention from evil and no greater goodness than good behavior.
One who has been given portion of kindness has been given a portion of that which is best in this world and in the hereafter. Strengthening the ties of kinship, good behavior and good neighborliness make towns flourish and lengthen the days of the people.
God has revealed that you should comport yourself with humility towards one another so that no one transgresses against another, nor boasts of any superiority over another.
Virtue is good behavior and sin is that which troubles your mind and you would not like it to be generally known.

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