Romans 12:3-21, Ephesians 4:2, Colossians 3:13
A great part of our daily life is interacting with others whether at home, work, pleasure, or in casual encounters. It is a great temptation to be judgmental and angry as people cross our life journey. Yet in Scripture, we are reminded to be kind, understanding, loving, helpful, hospitable, peaceful, patient, caring, and good.
Rather than a quick judgmental spirit, the believer is to respond in the love of our Lord. Remember, one’s response to others is a demonstration of what is in the heart. (Matthew 12:34b)
An understanding and patient attitude toward others is a bright light in this dark world and draws people to consider the work of Christ in our life as a “new person” in Him (II Corinthians 5:17). So it is vitally important that the believer walks, lives, speaks, and responds to others in a Christ-like manner.