Often in our lives we encounter individuals with a lack of training and respect. As a matter of fact, meeting people totally opposite is like a refreshing rain during a drought these days. It seems with the changing of the times there have been a change of heart status. The more people have to deal with, the colder and harder their hearts become. Have ya'all notice that too?
As Christians, we tend to echo the world sometimes. We get mad at our sisters and brothers; our hearts begin to harden toward them. We don’t talk to them. We don’t love on them. If they give us a compliment, we see it as a cover to whatever we feel they really mean. We even have named it as “hatin’ ”. But the Bible clearly states that we should not allow the sun to set on our disagreements with our brother or sister in Christ.
Typically, we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger (James 1:19). The key phrase is “quick to listen”. Maybe, your sister or brother did not mean to cause you any amount of anger or pain. Once you listen to the words, and you allow God to decipher their meaning then you can speak on them properly.
Why do we christian act like the world? We should have supple hearts open to reflection, teaching, and understanding. In what area do you need to work on your hardened heart? What does a hard heart represent to you? What are you going to do to change your heart status?