We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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6 thoughts on “Sunday Scriptures – Hope”
words of wisdom! Inspiring and set the bar high; that is a very good thing!
Oh did He set the bar high! But He gives us a boost to reach it, too. 🙂
Inspirational. We can have no better teacher in how to deal with insults and unfairness than our Divine Master who bore it all for our sakes.
Absolutely, and I cannot help but love Him since I caused some of the insults and unvairness . . .
Man I am a slow learner. I hope I build up my neighbor. I know you do. Sorry so late to the party. Bought some software that took 3 hours to load, then returned it ONLY in time for the super bowl. xox Mel
Oh, Melis, I often aim at goodness, at bulding up those around me, but I sure know how to miss the mark, too! I think the “build up your neighbor” software is slow to load in me!!! 😀