Our passions and desires have the potential for great defilement and destruction. We need to turn away from anger. We need to turn away from deceitful retaliation. We need to turn away from self-indulgent greed. We need to turn our hearts away from murder. We need to guide our families in righteousness and obedience.
We need to do all we can to seek peace and reconciliation through demonstrating complete humility, receptive love, openhanded generosity, reasonable negotiation, and the ongoing worship of Almighty God.
God will surround us with His protection as we prayerfully seek His deliverance, seek our opponent’s favor, exercise prudence in the face of danger and provide over the top restitution to those who oppose us. Ultimately, we need to cling to Him for His blessing and restoration.
It’s very easy to become angry with people who oppose us. If we are not careful, our unresolved anger will consume us. We need to hear God’s call for peace in our lives doing everything we can to pursue peace with those who oppose us.
God has seen your affliction and He has heard your cry for help. You need to be attached to the LORD through expressing all of your praise to Him. God will contend for you and vindicate you as you find all that you Need in Christ. In His time, He will reward you with His blessing, joy, honor and justice. God has not forgotten you.
Sometimes things become so difficult that we just want to give up. But we need to faithfully continue our journey with God. He will guide us and bless us as we put our trust in Him and keep following Him. God’s ultimate purpose is to grow and mature us for His glory.
Our sin and rebellion against God will always bring separation and conflict. Sin always involves ongoing manipulation and deception. More sin and rebellion will never bring peace. However, in the midst of rebellion and sin we can continue to be a blessing to others no matter what. Ultimately, we need to climb Jacob’s ladder: By walking in obedience. By following after Jesus. By listening to God’s voice. By recognizing God’s active presence in our lives. And By committing our way to God.
There will always be people and situations that let us down. However, we need to handle disappointments God’s way. With God’s help we can turn away from our selfish intentions and bitterness while doing all we can to trust in God’s provision and sovereign plan.
As Christ followers we should do all we can to protect our integrity in all of our relationships ultimately finding our integrity in Christ. Jesus is the truth. Jesus is full of truth. We need to listen to His voice of truth. Truth is ultimately realized in Jesus.