Monday, October 29, 2007

Peacemaking Tip

Ok, so I stole this from the MVC November Newsletter. But I really like it and find it quite profound.

God has given us divine weapons to use in our quest for peace. These weapons include Scripture, prayer, truth, righteousness, the Gospel, faith, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. (Eph. 6:10-18, gal. 5:22-23) To many people, these resources and qualities seem feeble and useless when dealing with real problems, and so, instead, we take up ineffective worldly weapons like defensiveness, anger, self-justification, and gossip. Yet the weapons of God are the very ones Jesus used to defeat Satan and to conquer the world. Which of God's heavy-duty artillery (like love and kindness, etc.) will you use today in your conflict? (see also Romans 12:14-21)

Just something for you to ponder today...

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