BCL Grow: Are You a Considerate Christian? — Romans 13:10

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Romans 13:10 (Sanctification)

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Bible Passage

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. — Romans 13:10

Quote

“People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.” — G. K. Chesterton

Steps to Take

1. Consider: The basis of all good manners is consideration for the feelings of others, and Christians should be known for being especially gracious, loving, and kind.

2. Reflect: Considerate Christians give all people the respect and honor they deserve as creatures made in God’s image. They take time to listen to, care about, and help everyone God brings into their lives. When considerate Christians have different views from someone else on a certain topic, they engage in discussion—sometimes quite vigorously—with all politeness and decorum.

3. Act: Considerate Christians are not afraid of declaring the glorious truth of the gospel—or standing alone if they must. In holding to their convictions with grace and dignity, considerate Christians provide a safe harbor where both Christians and non-Christians can go for wise and faithful counsel. Instead of returning an insult, considerate Christians forgive, pray for, love, and show respect to the person who has sinned against them. By repaying evil with love, Christians display their citizenship in a kingdom that is not of this world (John 18:36). While no Christian behaves perfectly in this life, being considerate is a characteristic that all believers should strive to attain. May Christians be the most considerate people in the world.