To contemplate what Jesus experienced! YET, we are to be like Christ.

Ephesians 4:2 says, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Christ humbled Himself when He went to the cross to die for our sins. He is gentle with everyone who comes to Him, forgiving them. He deals with us patiently and Loves us unconditionally.

Sometimes it is just plain hard being nice all the time. Sure, it’s easy when people are nice back. But when you face opposition day after day, sometimes you just want to give up. Ask any customer service representative how easy it is to be nice to people who only want to complain. The customer may always be right, but they aren’t always nice. Yet a customer service rep must maintain a pleasant attitude–even in the face of an angry, cursing customer. That can’t be easy. In this passage, Paul encourages the Galatians, who were a group of fickle people, not to give up the practice of doing good. He knew that it was a weary business, but he ensures them that it will eventually be worth it when they “reap” the benefits. He knew that, eventually, good does triumph over evil and that God’s people are always rewarded for their faithfulness.

And we pray:

Father, at times it gets really hard to do good. People make it hard. Help me to hang in there when I face opposition. Help me to do good, even when no one else seems to. Give me the strength and stamina to see it through, knowing that I will reap a bountiful harvest if I don’t lose heart. Thank You for your encouragement. Amen.

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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