Extra Grace Required
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
— Proverbs 17:28 (NLT)
My pastor says that some people are “EGR,” or “extra grace required.” I’m sure he’s not the one who came up with that expression, but it’s true. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten upset at my roommates, co-workers, family, and friends. Here are three ways to say anything the biblical way.
1. Everyone listen—“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” ( James 1:19).
2. Rebuke your Friends — “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; a ...
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