Sunday, 13 November 2016

How does the godly person treat others?

He who does not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbour,
Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; - Psalm 15.3

Psalm 15 describes the person who walks close to the Lord. It describes several aspects of their character. For these thoughts this morning I want to look specifically about how the godly people deal with their neighbours and with their friends.

A godly person does not backbite (gossip)
A godly person does not do evil to his neighbours
A godly person does not take up an attack against his friends

Godly people are marked by how they treat others. It seems like a lot of Christians have fallen to the ways of the world and mark their spirituality by how tough and mean they can be.

I don’t think it is really all that different today, but social media has made it all that more obvious. Anonymity is no excuse for bad behaviour. Anonymity does not cover up ungodliness.

Godly people are not ugly people. Godly people are not jerks. Godly people are kind and nice and trustworthy. Godly people are good folks. 

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