I love Ephesians 4. At this particular time in my life I am clinging to it. I am praying my soul will mirror it.
I have such fond memories of memorizing and reciting Ephesians 4:23-32 at school. My dad would give me hand motions and facial expressions to go along with the passage which really helps me remember the verses even now. For the verse below (Eph 4:31), I would count off the first five things and make my hand into a fist, then pretend I was hurling them into the air.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.
Oh how I wish it were that easy to get rid of these things! I wish the verse gave some exceptions in cases of injustice or false accusations. Could there be a justification for hanging onto a little bitterness every once in awhile?
And then there’s verse 32:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
These are words to live by.
Happy Easter! I’m so thankful for Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection giving us life and hope!!