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FPT: There Is No Need To Be Rude

Senior Pastor Daniel O. C. | Jan 12, 2024


Beloved Saint of God Most High,

Calvary greetings to you and yours in the mighty name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen!
May the Lord God Almighty bless you with a wonderful and glorious Christ-centred week-end ahead in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen!

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice” (Ephesians 4:29-31).

Let no foul or polluting language, evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace, God’s favour to those who hear it.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God and don’t offend or vex or sadden Him, by Whom you were sealed and marked, branded as God’s own, secured for the day of redemption of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin.

Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath, passion, rage, bad temper and resentment, anger, animosity and quarrelling, brawling, clamour, contention and slander, evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language be banished from you, with all malice, spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind.

First, it is an intention. Then, a behaviour. Then a habit. Then a practice.
With time, it becomes second nature. In the end it is simply who you are.

THERE IS NO NEED TO BE RUDE

An elderly woman got on a bus and sat down.
At the next stop, a strong, grumpy young lady climbed up and sat down beside the old woman hitting her with her numerous bags.
When she saw that the elderly woman remained silent, the young lady asked her why she had not complained when she hit her with her bags.
The elderly woman replied with a smile, “There is no need to be rude or discuss something so insignificant as our journey together is so short because I am going to get off at the next stop.”

This answer deserves to be written in gold letters.

THERE IS NO NEED TO DISCUSS SOMETHING SO INSIGNIFICANT BECAUSE OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER IS SO SHORT.

Each of us must understand that our time in this world is so short.
Darkening it with useless arguments, jealousy, unforgiveness, discontentment and bad attitudes are a ridiculous waste of time and energy.

Did someone break your heart? Stay calm. The trip is so short.
Did someone betray, intimidate, cheat or humiliate you? Relax and do not stress. The trip is so short.
Did someone insult you without reason? Shake it off. Ignore it. The trip is so short.
Did a neighbour make a comment that you did not like? Take a deep breath. Ignore him or her. Forgive and forget it. The trip is so short.

Whatever problem someone has brought us, remember that our journey together is so short.
No one knows the length of our trip. Nobody knows when it will arrive and when it will stop. Our trip together is so short.

The mind’s true work lies in the power to choose, reject, desire, repel, prepare, intend and affirm.

A corrupt mind is a barrier to the fulfillment of its own potential.

Everybody shout, “HAVE MERCY ON ME, O LORD!

Remain blessed and rapturable,
Yours to reach this generation with the Gospel,
Dr. Daniel O. C.

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