8th September 2012 by Bill Davis
If you can look at your past, smile and be glad for its lessons; then you still have hope.
2 Corinthians 4:18 Contemporary English Version (CEV); “Things that are seen don’t last forever, but things that are not seen are eternal. That’s why we keep our minds on the things that cannot be seen.”
If you can see good in others even when they persecute you; then you still have hope.
Luke 6:32-35a Contemporary English Version (CEV) Selected; “If you love only someone who loves you, will God praise you for that? Even sinners love people who love them. If you are kind only to someone who is kind to you, will God be pleased with you for that? Even sinners are kind to people who are kind to them. But love your enemies and be good to them.”
When you look past the negative aspects of another and give them the benefit of the doubt, then you still have hope.
Luke 6:35b-36 Contemporary English Version (CEV); “He is good even to people who are unthankful and cruel.Have pity on others, just as your Father has pity on you.”
If you can love people for what they are and not for what you want them to be, then you still have hope.
Luke 6:37 Contemporary English Version (CEV); “Jesus said: ‘Don’t judge others, and God won’t judge you. Don’t be hard on others, and God won’t be hard on you. Forgive others, and God will forgive you.”
Ephesians 4:32 Contemporary English Version (CEV); “Be kind and merciful, and forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ.”
If you see another suffering or hurt and feel true compassion, then you still have hope.
Romans 12:15 Contemporary English Version (CEV); “When others are happy, be happy with them, and when they are sad, be sad.”
If you do your best to honor others, walk humbly and be kind, then you still have hope.
1 Peter 3:8 Contemporary English Version (CEV); “Finally, all of you should agree and have concern and love for each other. You should also be kind and humble.”
Bill Davis      <“)))><

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