Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Ephesians 4:32

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. – Ephesians 4:32

We live in a world where we can get things quickly. There are instant answers to our questions online. We enjoy instant responses on social media and through text messages. In the fast-paced world, we live in, it’s often easy to forget the basic things that God tells us to do.

God tells us to be kind. Being kind is tough especially online. We can often forget to filter what we say to others because we don’t have to say it that person’s face. We are to forgive others. Other people will let you down, say unkind things about you and it’s easy to hold those things against others. However, we are to forgive others.

That might almost seem impossible, especially if the person has really hurt you. However, because of what Jesus did for us, we have the ability to forgive others. We don’t always have to allow others access to hurt us again, but we do need to forgive them.

Today, if you’ve been hurt by someone, choose to forgive. If you’re tempted to be unkind, choose to practice kindness. Know that God has given you the ability to forgive and be kind, so choose to tap into that ability inside of you and live your life based on what Christ did for you.

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  • Darcy C
    February 25, 2023 at 6:05 am

    Thank you for this beautiful lesson on forgiveness. My son’s mother is an alcoholic and is destitute. It’s really difficult for him as he hasn’t had a mom now for about 3 years. Now recently she hasn’t even contacted us for over a year. It is very difficult but your lesson on forgiveness touched our hearts. Thank you

    • studentdevos
      March 3, 2023 at 2:38 pm

      Wow Darcy! I’m so glad the devotion spoke to you. We will be praying for your family!