Sunday, April 26, 2015

Are you feeding it when ya really don't need to be feedin' it?

Has that conversation been headed south like a tall roller coaster ride at Six Flags or Disney World minus all the thrill and fun?

Ready to have the contentious strife cease.. or not so much? They can't long argue with them self.
The Bible says, "Where there is no wood, the fire goes out.." 26/20Aproverbs

The servant of the Lord must not, must not, must not allow themselves to strive, but be gentle with all. Christians arguing with each other or with a lost person.. is not a good witness. It solves nothing.  Even if you were to win the argument you could lose the friend. Listen, when there is ongoing arguing, at least one of the two parties involved has pride.

Listen, you don't really have to show up for or attend every argument that you are invited to. All invitations are not worth your time and energy. Why keep letting em start it? Just bail, split, abandon the quarrel before it breaks out - walk off before your flesh is tempted to join in. 

"For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God.." (kjv).

The Bible says, "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable." James 3:17,18

"The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out." Proverbs 17:14

"It is to one's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel." Proverbs 20:3

Just make it your ambition to lead a quiet life not quick to put up your dukes - yeah, minding your own biz. 

"This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls." James 1:20

"In your anger do not sin: do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.." Ephesians 4:26

You know that with some people it's a whole lot easier than with others to get drawn into reacting in the flesh.. or an ugly argument. Before I could blink my eyelids, I've been drawn in before. I'm not proud of it, but I've been guilty of this on more than one occasion. Grateful for God's mercy and grace.   

Choose to walk in the Spirit and in victory instead of in the flesh with defeat on your hands. Too many have that. Yes, hold your peace, appropriate His anointing to conquer, and show Christ's love.

The real enemy isn't wearing skin today. Remember how Paul challenged us saying, "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.." 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 nkjv


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