When we are "offended" by someone's tongue or actions, have we "mustarded" up enough "self-restraint" not to respond harshly? And in those "few times" we "bit our tongues", were we so "proud" of ourselves because we did what GOD tells us to do? OR DID WE? Is our giving Mercy to someone, Forgiving someone, or our Benevolent giving enough for the LORD? The Scriptures say, NOT! Just to do "no harm" to someone (in thought or deed) is not enough; we are to do what "Good" we can to ALL. Colossians 3:14, "...above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Mercy, Forgiving and Benevolence by themselves are INCOMPLETE. Only LOVE "bonds" our GRACES and brings them into HARMONY with each other, and completes us. LOVE IS, MORE THAN "BITING" OUR TONGUES.
THE BOND OF PERFECTION IS - LOVE.
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