LIFE APPLICATION. On the flip side of talking about the nasty behavior we are supposed to get rid of, Paul tells us to dress up in our pretty spiritual clothes: “tenderhearted compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Cut each other some slack. (Philippians 3:12-13). In our workaday world, which of those do you think is especially tough to do?
Forgiveness is never easy, especially if someone at work does something mean to you for no good reason— and the backstabbing cost you time, money, or previously healthy working relationships. In cases like that, you might be working on forgiveness until they die. Humility might be tough, too, because there’s a degree to which many people have to promote themselves to get ahead. That’s pretty much what a job resume is all about, although it may also refer back to the previous question regarding nasty behavior such as lying.
Reprinted from Leader’s Guide & Atlas for Philippians.
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