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Why we aren’t open:

  • Past betrayals—Psalms 55:12-14

 

Why should we be more open:

  • The body of Christ will be more loving.—Hebrews 10:24-25
  • The body of Christ will do more good works.—Hebrews 10:24-25
  • To be healed.—James 5:16
  • So that we can be held accountable and not make the same mistakes—?
  • To not be angry—Ephesians 4:25-27
  • To let others rebuke and help us.—Proverbs 27:5-6,17

 

How to become more open:

  • We should talk to each other about how to be more loving. We do this, not through condemnation but with encouragement.—Hebrews 10:24-25
  • We should talk to each other about how to do more good works. We do this, not through condemnation but with encouragement.—Hebrews 10:24-25
  • Confess our sins to each other.—James 5:16
  • We must speak the truth to our neighbors; so that we don’t finish the day with anger and give the devil a foothold for evil.—Ephesians 4:25-27
  • —Proverbs 27:5-6,17

 

How to overcome betrayal:

  • Cry out to God.—Psalms 55:16-17
  • Don’t repay with evil.—I Peter 3:9; Matthew 5:39,44
  • “When friends betray us, when darkness seems to win we know, the pain reminds this heart that this is not, this is not our home.”–Blessings (song)