Lesson for July 31, 2021
Booker T. Washington once said, “Iam determined to permit no man to narrow or degrade my soul by making me hate him.”Hatred and malice do just that — they degrade, defile and destroy the soul. As Christians we should avoid malice, not only as a lethal poison which kills spiritual growth, but also as the antithesis of God.
Scripture Reading: Col. 3:1-17.
Memory Verse: Col. 3:8.
- What is a prerequisite of spiritual growth? 1 Peter 2:1, 2.
- With what is worship incompatible? James 3:9-18.
- Can just a little malice defile the entire body? 1 Cor. 5:6-8.
- Should we honor all men, or is it all right to behave maliciously to unbelievers? 1 Peter 2:12-17.
- What Godly men would not hear malice for their enemies? Job 31:29, 30; Psa. 35:11-14.
- What does Christ tell us to do to those who wrongfully use us? Matt. 5:43, 44.
- What is the end of those who maliciously plot to harm others? Psa. 7:14-16.