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Devotional - Saturday, December 16, 2017 350/15


Today's Scripture: "It is honorable for a man to stop striving, since any fool can start a quarrel." Pr. 20:3
6025. Stop an out-of-control train and risk getting run over by it. JG

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See it.

De-stir it


Live it.

Where people gather, unrest reveals itself in lies of all manner. Some are nasty words of slander, others comments designed to question someone's honor and half-true implications that begin the process. Trying to prevent, stop or divert that process is admirable but not so easy. Being quiet makes you agreeable and being a loud dissenting voice provokes angry people to take aim at you (which may be unavoidable).

Having made my share of terse and derogatory remarks in my life, I am not on unfamiliar ground with this subject. Some of my positions have been proven true, others have not, but most just died on the vine when the issue was not worth the effort. Lately I'd like to say my words are mostly encouraging, edifying and exhortive. That's hard to do for a someone who sees underlying sin that results or leads to unrighteousness. After all, what is a person to do when the foundations are being destroyed but get out of the building (Rev 3:20).

Pray it.

Remind me, Lord, when I engage an enemy who's not Yours.


Resources

Keywords: Strife; Gossip; Peace

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