Post by TheFirebrand on May 5, 2013 8:25:11 GMT -6
"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."
bowels of mercies - a sympathizing spirit with those in distress, weeping with them that weep, suffering with them that suffer, being touched with a feeling of their sorrows and weaknesses.
kindness - which is this tender, sincere and abundant mercy put into action.
humbleness of mind - in esteeming others better than themselves.
meekness - not envying the gifts, graces, the usefulness and happiness of others, but instead rejoicing and quietly submitting to the will of God.
longsuffering - whereby a person patiently bears the evil words and actions of others and is not easily provoked to wrath by them.
While in this world where there is so much corruption in our hearts, quarrels will sometimes arise. But it is our duty to forgive one another, imitating the forgiveness through which we are saved.