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The Apostle Paul, full of the wisdom of Jesus the Messiah, has given us insight into God’s goal for us.

  • Do I need to change my mind?  I am to use my head. I should think things through. I should change my mind (aka repent).
  • Whose country am I a citizen of? I should recognize that i am a citizen of God’s country (aka the Kingdom of God). I live and work among outsiders.
  • What about wisdom? I shouldn’t miss a trick. God will give me wisdom. I should us it for God’s advantage.
  • What is God’s goal? God is going to give me opportunities. God is in a good mood. I should focus on bringing out the best in others. I should never put them down. God’s goal is for me to love. Love is kind and thoughtful.

Use your heads as you live and work among outsiders. Don’t miss a trick. Make the most of every opportunity. Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.” ~Apostle Paul

Source: Colossians 4:5-6

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