That was Me! - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole


Bible Verses: 2 Timothy 2:23-25

"Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth."

Reflect and Respond:

Expect to run into difficult people. After all, this is a difficult world. But their anger doesn't have to fuel your anger, because through Jesus, you have hope in ALL situations. Let your patience and love for others reflect that hope today. After all, you never know who is watching!


Lord, I ask for your wisdom today, to see others with Your eyes and to hear them with Your ears, Your perspective. Give me grace to be kind, even to those who aren't kind. Show me how to gently instruct those who oppose Your truth, trusting You to change their hearts in time. Amen.

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Never to be in an argument with nobody.
I am one in the past that would get involved in foolish arguments, to defend myself, and what a mess it, I am praising God for how much the Holy Spirit has been teaching me to be quiet....I do not have to say anything. God knows my heart, He knows me and what I know i need most is to stay in His Word letting the Holy Spirit teach me, and remember to pray for those that are difficult to talk with.
God is changing to be the person he wants me to be I do not even recognize the person I once was
Thank you for that reminder I can definitely see the changes God has made.
Thank you for that reminder I definitely was worse 5 years ago then I am today bless the Lord
I am a "work in progress". Please keep me in your prayers.
Me too!
I am trying ,but, it is not easy . I am getting better at it the lord is working on me.
Amen and amen!!!