Early Christians often greeted each other with “maranatha” it is an Aramaic expression for the imminent return of Jesus Christ after his ascension to heaven, come Lord Jesus.
They took those words seriously because they were aware that they were living in the last times. Let me clarify that the last times in which we live have lasted since the very astonishment of the Lord Jesus. The Lord warns us not to be deceived and to always be awake and ready for his second coming. . Jesus teaches us not to admire the walls of the temple, something that is transient, but to understand that God is a spirit that is always and everywhere. Which Jesus says that the temple of the Holy Spirit is transitory and perishable, only the spiritual soul remains and after this worldly death it passes into the spiritual dimension of eternity, and the mortal body will be resurrected on the last day.Because we are Christ’s witnesses, witnesses of his resurrection.
If someone stumbles you, deal with it and forgive them. “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.” a. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him:
When someone sins against you, you should not pretend that it never happened. You need to rebuke that brother in love. i. Love is the rule here; we obviously can’t walk around keeping a record of every little offense committed against us.
One aspect of the fruit of the Spirit is longsuffering (Galatians 5:22), and we need to be able to suffer long with the slights and petty offences that come our way in daily living. Ephesians 4:2 says that we should love with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love.
Don’t be too sensitive; bear with one another. ii. But in love, when we are sinned against in a significant way, we must follow Ephesians 4:15 as the pattern: we need to speak the truth in love. Love isn’t going to other people about it; love isn’t bottling it up inside of you.