Making Allowances For One Another
The One-Anothers of the Bible
“..with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,” – Ephesians 4:2
Human beings have a strange habit of overlooking faults in their own children or family, while vociferously condemning those same faults in others.
We tend to protect those we love, trying our best to justify their behavior and make allowances for them. That is a “family” thing generally.
The Family of God should get the same protection. If we destroy each other with our words and judgmental attitude, we do great disservice to the Body of Christ and end up destroying our testimony and ourselves.
“But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!” – Galatians 5:15.
God calls for us to be humble in our dealings with others, gentle and patient, making allowances for one another in love. “for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” – James 1:20.
Anger never displays the character and nature of Christ.