We put up with the antics of those we live and deal with on a regular basis, but do we really allow ourselves to do this with a godly attitude. Christ bore our sins selflessly. Are we not to have a similar attitude as we deal with people?
“For a good tree does not bear bad fruit,
nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.”
• Benson: “The meaning of this whole passage is, as a tree is known to be either good or bad by its fruit, so a man is known to be either good or bad by his words;”
“And as it is appointed for men to die once,
but after this the judgment, so Christ was
offered once to bear the sins of many.
To those who eagerly wait for Him He
will appear a second time, apart from sin,
• Henry: “It is evident that the sacrifices of Christ are infinitely better than those of the law, which could neither procure pardon for sin, nor impart power against it.”
“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”
Philippians 2: 1-4