Se­crets to Suc­cess with Peo­ple

Activated - - Feeding Reading - Chris Hunt lives in Great Bri­tain and has been read­ing Ac­ti­vated since it was first pub­lished in 1999. By Chris Hunt

The Bi­ble is a rich store­house of spir­i­tual and prac­ti­cal ad­vice, and ex­am­ples of strong re­la­tion­ships are one of the re­cur­rent themes. In fact, Martin Luther com­mented that the en­tire Chris­tian life con­sists of re­lat­ing to peo­ple around us.

1 So what can we learn from the Bi­ble about how to suc­ceed with peo­ple?

Look for the good.

What­ever things are true, what­ever things are noble, what­ever things are just, what­ever things are pure, what­ever things are lovely, what­ever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is any­thing praise­wor­thy—med­i­tate on these things.— Philip­pi­ans 4:8

“The Free­dom of a Chris­tian,” Luther’s Works, ed. Harold J. Grimm and Hel­mut T. Lehmann (Philadel­phia: Muh­len­berg Press, 1957), p. 365

Treat oth­ers with kind­ness, the way you would want to be treated.

In ev­ery­thing, do to oth­ers what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. — Matthew 7:12 NIV

We should not live to please our­selves. Each of us should live to please his neigh­bor.— Ro­mans 15:1–2 NLV

Be gen­tle and kind to every­one. — Ti­tus 3:2 CEV

Be adapt­able.

Let us there­fore make ev­ery ef­fort to do what leads to peace and to mu­tual ed­i­fi­ca­tion.— Ro­mans 14:19 NIV

I am not any­one’s slave. But I have be­come a slave to every­one, so that I can win as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble. When I am with the Jews, I live like a Jew to win Jews. And when I am with peo­ple who are not ruled by the Law, I for­get about the Law to win them. I do ev­ery­thing I can to win every­one I pos­si­bly can. — 1 Corinthi­ans 9:19–22 CEV

Al­ways for­give.

Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how of­ten should I for­give some­one who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Je­sus replied, “but seventy times seven!” — Matthew 18:21–22 NLT

Be sup­port­ive.

Share each other’s bur­dens. — Gala­tians 6:2 NLT

I am glad and re­joice with all of you.— Philip­pi­ans 2:17 NIV

We have not stopped pray­ing for you since the first day we heard about you. In fact, we al­ways pray that God will show you ev­ery­thing he wants you to do and that you may have all the wis­dom and un­der­stand­ing that his Spirit gives.— Colos­sians 1:9 CEV

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from International

© PressReader. All rights reserved.