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How can I be more sensitive toward others?

Job 2:11-13When three of Job’s friends heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console him. Their names were Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite.
12When they saw Job from a distance, they scarcely recognized him. Wailing loudly, they tore their robes and threw dust into the air over their heads to show their grief.13 Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and nights. No one said a word to Job, for they saw that his suffering was too great for words. When they heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console him.

Romans 16:2Help her in every way you can, for she has helped many in their needs, including me.

You can be more sensitive to others by having compassion for them and moving to meet their needs.

1 Peter 3:8Finally, all of you should be of one mind, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds.

Romans 15:1-2We may know that these things make no difference, but we cannot just go ahead and do them to please ourselves. We must be considerate of the doubts and fears of those who think these things are wrong. We should please others. If we do what helps them, we will build them up in the Lord.

You can be more thoughtful by considering what will best strengthen another’s relationship with God.

Ephesians 5:33So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Colossians 3:21Fathers, don’t aggravate your children. If you do, they will become discouraged and quit trying.

Ephesians 6:1-2Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise.

You can be more thoughtful by obeying God’s basic guidelines for family roles and responsibilities — love, respect, and honor.

1 Thessalonians 2:7As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but we were as gentle among you as a mother feeding and caring for her own children.

You can be more willing to lay aside your own rights and treat others with gentleness and care.

Proverbs 15:28The godly think before speaking; the wicked spout evil words.

James 1:19Dear friends, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Ephesians 4:29Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

Proverbs 12:25Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

You can be more thoughtful with your words by listening well and thinking before speaking.

Your encouraging words can meet another’s need. But listening first will often help you see the need and gain you permission to address it.

Romans 12:8If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

Hebrews 13:16Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to God.

Proverbs 3:27Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.

Ruth 2:15-16When Ruth went back to work again, Boaz ordered his young men, “Let her gather grain right among the sheaves without stopping her. And pull out some heads of barley from the bundles and drop them on purpose for her. Let her pick them up, and don’t give her a hard time!”

Romans 12:13When God’s children are in need, be the one to help them out. And get into the habit of inviting guests home for dinner or, if they need lodging, for the night.

1 John 3:17But if one of you has enough money to live well, and sees a brother or sister in need and refuses to help—how can God’s love be in that person?

Acts 28:2The people of the island were very kind to us. It was cold and rainy, so they built a fire on the shore to welcome us and warm us.

God has equipped each of us in special ways to meet the needs of others. When we look for ways to use our gifts for others, we will be more thoughtful toward them and sensitive to their needs.