Tuesday, June 1, 2021

What makes RELATIONSHIPS work?


The LORD JESUS said:

Matthew 18:20

King James Version

20 For where two or three 

are gathered together in my name, 

there am I in the midst of them.

That's the best verse I found with regards to relationships.

We all interact with each other at home, in school, at work, and at social functions.

But are our relationships warm, and real?

Are people really kind, and genuine?

Do we really care for each other?

Love can only be possible when Jesus is in our midst, for the Lord taught us to love.

And when we're born again, we look to Scripture and the Holy Spirit to teach us about Jesus.

Unless we have been anointed by the Holy Spirit of God, our way of loving, will fall short of God's.

Only JESUS can teach us how to love, as God would.

His own life and ministry, his own death and resurrection, are proof positive of that love.

He is the best pattern for humans to love God, and each other.

By His own life, the Lord Jesus showed us how to love the Father, how to pray, how to be obedient to the will of God, how to love each other.

Because we are in the world, we become subject to the ways of the world.

We are fallible.

We act from our own steam.

Best thing to do, when relationships are tested, is to pray to Jesus for help.

We must pray for clarity.

We must pray to be taught to love.

Jesus will surely show us, through the Holy Spirit.

We will then be directed to Scripture, for all the answers we need can be found in the WORD of GOD.

Relationships can only be repaired through Jesus.

Through the GRACE of GOD.

Jesus will teach us how to forgive.

He was very clear:

Matthew 6:15

King James Version

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, 

neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

He also said:

Luke 6:37

King James Version

37 Judge not, 

and ye shall not be judged: 

condemn not, 

and ye shall not be condemned: 


and ye shall be forgiven:

We are even to love our enemies.

Luke 6:27

King James Version

27 But I say unto you which hear, 

Love your enemies, 

do good to them which hate you,

We cannot judge others, for perhaps, we're more in error.

Matthew 7:5

King James Version

5 Thou hypocrite, 

first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; 

and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote 

out of thy brother's eye.

Who decides who has a pure heart?

This article will tell you.

Relationships can only work if we have God in our heart.

If we have the Spirit of the Lord in our hearts.

If we follow the path Jesus paved for us.

And only by being born again can we understand God's Spirit and His commandments.

By ourselves, we will fail greatly.