An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Godly Appeasement

(Pro 15:18 KJV)  A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

We are to be peace makers. Our faith applied “appeaseth” (pacifies NASB77) (8252) “strife” (contention NASB77) (7379).  Remember the words of Jesus,
(Mat 5:9 KJV)  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Is this natural or the result of discipline?  Were you born a peacemaker?  Did God’s grace descend on you and transform you in an instant?  Is it something you must work at? 

In the long run it doesn’t matter.  It is the expected standard.  We are expected to be the people who bring rational calm, forgiveness and the other cheek to the strife of our space. 

So?  If you were rewarded with a soothing personality employ it.  If you have to work at it, work.  Make a difference in the world around you. 

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