Focus on the Good

Here is a quote from John MacArthur I ran across in my studies: 

Having a genuine desire to remember and focus on the goodness, kindness, and successes of others does not involve denying their weaknesses and shortcomings but rather looking past them.  The Holy Spirit prompts believers to appreciate others’ love, generosity,and compassion and to forget the rest (cf. 4:8, 1 Cor. 13:4-7).  On the other hand, a person who constantly focuses on the negatives, faults, shortcomings, and slights of others is a person not controlled by the Holy Spirit, and is perhaps an unbeliever.  Bitterness, resentment, a critical spirit, holding grudges, and the like are works of the flesh, not of the Spirit.  (emphasis mine)

Let’s strive today to see the good in people; to look for evidences of God’s grace in their lives and overlook the areas He is still working on! 

In Christ

Pastor Mike

The quote is taken from John MacArthur’s Philippians, p.20.

P.S. I have family in town for the 4th and my daughter’s first Birthday!  So, I will probably not have any posts until July 5th.  Hope to see you then.


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