The Bible says “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love
as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise
blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9 (KJV)
How would you describe yourself? How do you think others see you?
Would they say you were humble and compassionate? When you are with other Believers are you like-minded and sympathetic? Do
you love your fellow Believers are do y’all just tolerate each other? Do others see you as a blessing and desire to
associate with you? Are you a person others feel comfortable around?
Peter encourages his readers to be people who exude these qualities. The Holy Spirit is speaking to us today
through the Word of God encouraging us to be a blessing to those in the fellowship and thereby being blessed in turn. Peter
has just been speaking about the family. As Believers, we need harmony in the home and harmony within the Body of Christ.
The Lord has given us His blueprint for our lives, our ministry and our testimony.
No matter how we may have messed things up in the past today is a new day and we have a choice to
make. Will we continue in a path that is against His Word or will we set sail a fresh and anew with our heading and focus
upon our Precious Redeemer? We are all just one heartbeat away from eternity. Does our heart beat for Jesus or for self? Let’s
demonstrate our love and compassion for the Lord and each other from this day forth!
Bible Reading: Matthew 16: Mark 8; Luke 9:18-27