Topic: It Is Good to Forbear One Another! – by Pastor Raphael


Text: Colossians 3:13

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” Colossians 3:13 (KJV)

Beloved, Christianity is the life and culture of God working in the life of the born-again Christian. Christianity is a life that is based on the experiential knowledge of God; it is not a life of theory but a life of practicality. Human beings are not perfect. They have many weaknesses; that is why the opening scripture exhorts us to forbear with one another and forgive one another (Psalms 103:14, Hebrews 4:15). In other words, put yourself in the shoes of your brethren and you will realize that you are not any different from the other brethren except for the grace of God. Hence, do not think of yourself more highly than you ought to and hold offenses against people or count their sins against them.

Dear beloved, develop a personal life of “we feeling” for the brethren and learn to quickly forgive. You will come to realize that you have saved yourself from many misfortunes and have become a channel of God’s blessings (Mark 11:26). Hallelujah! Be an overcomer!


My gracious Father, thank You for good counsel in Your Word. Indeed, we must bear graciously with one another and forgive one another for our own good. Please help me develop a heart of love to easily forbear and forgive anyone who offends me, in Jesus’ name. Amen!