I believe Paul had tact in mind when he declared, “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (Col. 4:6). In a similar manner, Paul also said, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers” (Eph. 4:29). Continue reading “ARE YOU TACTFUL? By Tom Childers”
…if I encourage you (as a young adult) to work through emotions and look realistically (as much as possible) upon the person you are about to marry?
…if I note your sincerity and effort in serving Christ and compliment you at every chance I get?
…if I take note of your hesitancy and embarrassment in answering Bible question and I try to help you to learn more? Continue reading “Am I Your Enemy…? (Gal. 4:16)”
An article on the Internet attributed to National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God’s love for us…
After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother’s wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast. Because she had been willing to die, those under the cover of her wings would live. Jesus came and took the punishment for our sins…He literally died that we might live (Rm. 5:6-8; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:15).
House to House Vol. 5 #2