Scripture: 2Timothy (NIV) 2:24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Observation: Teaching is not only how information is presented by speaking in public, but also presented by setting an example of how to live. It can be easy for leaders to become resentful because of the actions of those they are leading. It helps to remember how people treated Jesus and follow His example. God forgives and forgets. He has no hidden barbs with which to jab us when we get close. He does not hold us at arms distance when we draw close. He is an amazing example of how we are to treat others.
Application: I have had several great examples of people who did not become resentful when mistreated. Like Jesus, they freely forgave and did not hold grudges. I definitely need the help of the Holy Spirit to keep out resentment from the past. And I need His help to reveal resentment before it takes hold in my heart.
Prayer: Lord, I want to follow your example in teaching and living. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!