Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. #Bible


All of that malice, all of what is mentioned in verse 31 is what exists in the world, this has no place in the body of Christ, in the Kingdom or Family of God.
We who call ourselves Christians have died to that world and now live free of those chains of sin and its slavery.
For example, in the family of God anger, even a characteristic of God is expressed righteously. Anger becomes the energy that fuels determination to act pleasing to God, not selfishly satisfying the moment. The same is true with any other similarities the Kingdom of God has with the world because of our humanity.
In verse 32 are a list of righteous characteristics of we Christians. For example forgiveness, a purely awesome action that originates out the Love of God. Forgiveness is the best medicine you will ever find for the human psyche. Its our mental tuneup.  Out of it comes tenderheartedness, and all sorts of love for others, even kindness. What God is saying through the Apostle Paul is what you are capable of as a born again Christian is so much greater than acting like the world. You now posses the power of the Kingdom of God. And that is Love.

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