Sometimes an early morning meditation will help clear our mind of worry or anxious thoughts. Even moreso, it can allow God’s Word and wisdom (the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom) to seep into our souls.
Quit striving with God. The more we argue, the more we will “kick against the goads”. The apostle Paul had one such conversion story. He was imprisoning Christians for their faith. In a day when prison led to certain death from a gladiator’s sword, Saul was considered merciless. Then, his name (aka character) was changed to Paul. Only an encounter with Jesus Christ the LORD can move us from stubborn resolve to a heart willing to suffer for His name.
In our daily relationships, we should stop striving with each other. End the quarrel before it begins (or you may be drowned in the deluge). Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God- Jesus (Matthew 5:9).
Judge rightly- Jesus (John 7:24). He alone can help us judge rightly beyond the worldly ways of politics, power and mere appearances.
An abomination to the Lord are those who side with the wicked, saying wickedness is goodness.
An abomination to the Lord are those who condemn the righteous, saying following God’s way does not look like that.
God’s way of righteousness always comes through the cross. When we take up our cross daily to follow Him, we too will forsake focusing on self to become more like Jesus. – Teresa
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Proverbs 17:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV)
14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
so quit before the quarrel breaks out.
15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous
are both alike an abomination to the Lord.