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    • By Bible Speaks
      The marriage bond is strengthened when each partner behaves as a lesser one.
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      "Let us pursue the things making for peace and the things that are upbuilding to one another."—Rom. 14:19.

    • By Bible Speaks
      “Now that you have put away falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor.”—EPH. 4:25.
      Normally it is with our family that we have the closest bond. To strengthen this bond, it is vital that we speak truthwith one another. 
      Many problems and misunderstandings can be reduced or eliminated by being open, honest, and kind in our communication. 
      For example, when we make a mistake, do we hesitate to acknowledge it to our mate, to our children, or to other close family members? 
      Offering a sincere apology from the heart helps to promote peace and unity within the family.—Read 1 Peter 3:8-10.
      Speaking truth does not mean that we should be blunt, tactless. Being rude does not increase the value of the truthor its impact. Paul said: “Let all malicious bitterness and anger and wrath and screaming and abusive speech be taken away from you along with all badness. But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave you.” (Eph. 4:31, 32) 
      When we speak in a kind and dignified manner, it elevates our message and shows honor to those to whom we speak.—Matt. 23:12.
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    • By Fmadriaga
      "Humility"
      When a person is "known rich" or "looks rich" and buys a decent mode of transportation - many views that person as humble but when a person is "viewed poor" or "looks poor" and drives the same decent mode of transportation - many views that person as arrogant.
      This is not about wealth, but the perspective. Might there be a difference between the definition of humility vs personal view of what "suits" an individual?
      In some countries, may locals view the minorities as "minorities"(incl. migrants from "poor" countries) and when these "minorities act" not as what they want to view them - many say that they "lack humility".
      Many fell on the same trap back in the first century, many expected the messiah to be someone prominent, handsome like David and maybe very tall also like Saul but the scripture indicated otherwise. - for "No stately form does he have, nor any splendor; And when we see him, his appearance does not draw us to him. " (Isa 53:2) ft:" Or “there is no special appearance that we should desire him.” "and yet, he is a known carpenter and declaring that he is God's Son - " do you say to me whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You blaspheme,’ because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? " (John 10:36)
      Now, we view Jesus to be humble because we know his position before he took a human form (Phil 2:7). But just imagine living in the time of Jesus - those Pharisees and Sadducees views him otherwise. (John 10:36)
      Something to think about... (Lu 6:38; Phil 2:3)

    • By Bible Speaks
      "I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart." (Matt. 11:29)

      “Whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Matt. 23:12)
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    • By Bible Speaks
      "I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart." (Matt. 11:29)

      “Whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Matt. 23:12)
      jw.org

    • By Bible Speaks
      How do you show love today? 
      (1 Corinthians 13:4-8) . . Revised 2013
      4."Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails."
      “Have Love Among Yourselves”
      “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.”—JOHN 13:34, 35
      What It Means: Christ told his followers to love one another the way that he loved them. How did Jesus love them? His love transcended the national and gender bias prevalent in his day. (John 4:7-10) Love moved Jesus to sacrifice his time, energy, and personal comfort in order to help others. (Mark 6:30-34) Finally, Christ showed love in the greatest way possible. “I am the fine shepherd,” he said. “The fine shepherd surrenders his soul in behalf of the sheep.”—John 10:11
      After Florida was hit by a string of four hurricanes in two months, the chairman of Florida’s Emergency Operations Committee checked to ensure that their supplies were being used properly. He said that no other group was as well organized as Jehovah’s Witnesses, and he offered to provide any supplies needed by the Witnesses. Earlier, in 1997, a relief team of Jehovah’s Witnesses with medicine, food, and clothing traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to assist their Christian brothers and others in need. Fellow Witnesses in Europe had donated supplies totaling a million dollars (U.S.).
      How do you show love today?

    • By Bible Speaks
      What Do Our Words Reveal? - Safeguard Your Heart!  ❤️                                  
      How can we determine what we have treasured up in our heart? 
      What we usually talk about is a good indication of what our heart is set on. Do we often talk about material things and secular achievements? Or do our conversations frequently center on spiritual things and theocratic goals? Rather than advertising the mistakes of others, are we lovingly inclined to cover them over? 
      (Proverbs 10:11-12) . . .The mouth of the righteous one is a source of life; but as regards the mouth of the wicked ones, it covers up violence. 12 Hatred is what stirs up contentions, but love covers over even all transgressions."
      (1 Peter 4:15)
      However, let none of YOU suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a busybody in other people’s matters."
      Do we tend to talk a great deal about people and the goings-on in their lives but little about principles and ideas? Could this be a signal that we are taking undue interest in other people’s personal affairs?
      (Luke 6:45) A good man brings forth good out of the good treasure of his heart, for out of the heart’s abundance his mouth speaks."
      (Galatians 5:22-23) . . .On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 
      All Christians ought to be alert to discern what their prayers reveal?
      Safeguard Your Heart

    • By Bible Speaks
      "Ride in the cause of truth and humility."—Ps. 45:4.
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