One gentle reminder for life we can all use, is patience. Patience with life, with testing, with the promises from above, but most of all, patience with each other.
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Master, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.Ephesians 4:1-3
Are we truly bearing the burden for one another, seeking to build up in truth and in love?
With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the unyielding you will show yourself unyielding.Psalm 18:26
We are Yahuah’s field, his harvest, his prized possession; are you recognizing this when addressing, or interacting with a fellow believer?
Seeds are planted at different times and we grow in various speeds. While correction is needed from time to time, do so in love for the building up of his body, not for the tearing down. We need to refashion the way we look at each other, and truly appreciate seeing another soul called out of the world, regardless of where they are in their walk, and how their understanding may differ on various subjects.
If a man says, I love Elohim, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love Elohim whom he has not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves Elohim love his brother also.1 John 4:20-21
Yahuah’s servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, skillful in teaching, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps Elohim may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the Truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.2 Timothy 2:24-26
Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it”? Well, in this walk, it’s both. Be careful with every word that proceeds out of your mouth, and take caution with how you approach others, it matters more than you may think.
Several experiments have proven that words absolutely matter. They’ve used plants, trees, rice, bananas and other living organisms to demonstrate that words can be weaponized, even unknowingly. Start your own research here.
Perhaps this is the ultimate test Yah has for his people — how we treat one another.
Admonish a friend, it may be he has not done it: and if he have done it, that he do it no more. Admonish your friend, it may be he has not said it: and if he have, that he speak it not again. Admonish a friend: for many times it is a slander, and believe not every tale. There is one that slips in his speech, but not from his heart; and who is he that has not offended with his tongue? Admonish your neighbor before you threaten him; and not being angry, give place to the Torah of El Elyon.Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 19:13-17
This goes perfectly with the Matthew 18:15-18 process. Go to one another privately when an issue arises, not spreading it to others. Nearly every situation is squashed at step one when handled this way. It’s time we truly care for another as we walk this narrow path simultaneously, recognizing we are in this together as one (Echad). Many talk this talk, but so few walk it. Let’s change this.
Follow peace with all men and righteousness, without which, no one will see YHWHHebrews 12:14
There’s no better time than now to make sincere changes.