When you receive the gift of discerning of Spirits from Me, I will tell you the spirits behind a person's actions and you will understand rather than oppose the person. You will have mercy instead of judgment, just like I do.
When you defer to the opinions of others rather than oppose them, that doesn't mean that you agree with them. It just means that you grand them the right to have their own opinions even though the views may be opposite from yours.
Recognizing that others have the right to their own views without your opposing them for having differing opinions is granting grace to them, which brings peace to every exchange of communication relating to principles or actions.
Granting grace to others is being gracious without argument or challenging exchange.
The virtue of graciousness is what is needed in your world today. Civility is only the beginning but graciousness is the virtue for which you must aim. Civility involves social tolerance, which is necessary. Graciousness involves tolerance with understanding, having insight into the motivations of others which will result in your ability to drop the matter from your mind, forgiving the people for being in opposition to you, refusing to fight a battle of the mind in which opposition continues but is limited to the battlefield of your mind.
Extending grace to those people who oppose you prevents your body, soul and spirit from being cursed by replaying over and over in your mind the basis of the opposition. Graciousness lets the incident go, releasing it from your mind forever, just like I extend grace to you regardless of your opinions, principles, motivations and your trespasses. You receive my grace, so extend grace to others.
Matthew 5:9; I Corinthians 12:10; Romans 5:14-19; Ephesians 4:29-32.
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