The scripture for today, April 30 (4/30), is Ephesians 4:30f as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”
Do we think that God has no choice but to let us into heaven because we do not steal, cheat or murder? Think again.
There’s more to it than that; it’s called attitude. Are we bitter about anything? Do we have a problem with rage and anger? Do we enjoy a good mental or physical brawl? Do we slander people who have done us wrong? Do we harbor grudges year after year?
The average person does not have trouble with bad actions. The big problem is with bad attitudes. Let go of them. God will take care of the problems. Let go of those you consider your enemies and wish them well. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit. Do not grieve yourself. Live in sweet peace.