READING THE BOOK OF Second Chronicles CHAPTER Ten.


Our favorite verse in 2 Chronicles Chapter 10 is: 


They replied, “If you will be kind to these people and please them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants.” (2 Chronicles 10:7 NIV).


Reflection

TIPS TO DO WELL IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS.

  • Deal with kindness.– The people of Israel expected a better deal than that imposed Solomon wished to decrease taxes and unpaid work that had forced the Israelites. It is for this reason that the first advice I gave the wise, was to treat them with kindness, seeking the welfare of the people. That gives them benefits even give them gifts. This advice holds true for today because people expect to be treated with kindness, to be considered “persons” and not only identification number. Be personal, learn people’s names.


  • Condescend with them.- Condescension is defined as the adaptation and accommodation to the tastes, appetites and habits of others, for love or benevolence. The best way to condescend is “put ourselves in the other’s shoes.” Let us rather than our wives and so will work in the house. Remember what we did when we were the age of our children, so we can be more tolerant of them. Let us rather than those in need, so we can be more detached to give part of what we have. Let this mental exercise instead of settling other and have a better world around us.

  • Respond with kindness.– The friendliness define it as “the quality which combine the love, understanding, foresight, empathy and generosity, but to be a true virtue must be free from ulterior motives “. Reply with kindness at the insults, arrogance, intolerance or disrespectful behavior is one of the great challenges for a son or daughter of God.

Prayer

Dear God, creator of the human race. We ask you stamp these three tips into our minds, to better treat our family, employees, colleagues and dependents. In the name of Jesus, amen.



By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios. 

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