Prov 6:16-19 “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: . . . he that soweth discord among brethren.”
This is a large problem as there are trouble makers in many worship groups.
Some people like to stir the pot and create discord.
We might easily criticize leaders or the way someone dresses, or we might judge the actions of others.
In any event, discord damages the work of God and our relationship with Him.
One who creates discord separates himself from Jesus, and it might take multiple days for the person to come back, and while they are separated, they lose the blessings of intimacy with Christ.
This is a big deal – one that we need to be aware of.
We should all be healers, right?
I praise God for this good counsel from Proverbs.
It is too easy to fall into this trap of dishonesty.
A small lie here and there drifts until we are willing to tell whoppers.
When I was a child many stories had moral lessons built into them regarding the importance of honesty.
I’m not sure about new stories being published today, but I do know that this is a challenge for all generations.
Let’s face it, it’s easy to lie and we find it too easy to do it.
But God will help us overcome any problem if but ask. He is eager to give us extra power to strengthen our willpower and our character.
Spiritual Exercise provides the framework for Spiritual growth and a closer relationship with Jesus, and so we must do this on a daily basis.
I praise God for the gift of Jesus, who is our best friend.
What say you about God today?
You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.
Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.
So, join me and spend time with God. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!
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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?
Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.