If we ever tried to make ends meet by stealing?
Well, don’t do that anymore!
Get a job & do an honest days work.
That’s how we can help others who can’t work.
Be sensitive in communicating.
Don’t be crass, foul or dirty in speech.
Use constructive words, terms that heal & help other.
Carefully make each word a rich gift
Don’t grieve God, He has tender feelings toward us.
Don’t break his heart.
His Spirit is in us, moving & breathing inside us.
He is very intimate with us.
He’s making us better through our circumstances.
Even when our situation is very challenging He’s building our faith.
Don’t react like a grouch.
Don’t stress out & become cutting
Refuse to be backbiting & stop all ugly, nasty talk.
Be gentle with each person.
Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly
Just as God in Christ forgave us.
Ephesians 4:28-32 paraphrased