“Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.” Romans 12: 12 (HCSB)
This verse contains three injunctions for us to follow in our Correct Attitudes to Others. Rejoice, patience, and persistence. Moreover, each word pertains to a different aspect of our dealings with others. We need to interact differently with the different situations.
First, when there is hope in our dealings with others we need to rejoice. The word used here is often used as a greeting when meeting some one. Therefore, when I thought on this, I thought how that when I greet people, it should be with a heart full of hope. When I see them, I should have a heart that is expecting the best – not the worst.
Today, every person you see – greet them with a heart of hope – a heart that sees the good and expects the best from each one. And we may be surprised to find that we receive good from each one that we meet.
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