(Proverbs 11:27 KJV) He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
Is it a complement or an insult to be called a “Pollyana”? Maybe there is something to having an attitude that always looks for the good in people and situations. Maybe we should not get into questioning motives or checking out facts. This verse could be understood that way.
For me this is a needed reminder about attitude. I have been called a cynic. I respond by saying I am a realist. I see them as being different but it is possible that I am just making excuses for the way I am instead of listening to correction. You might have the opposite problem. I would imagine that both extremes need to move toward the middle without abandoning their strength. We need to remember that the gifts of the spirit include both discernment and mercy. They are there to keep each other in balance and avoid extremes.
So? If the world looks too dark or too happy it might be time to listen to someone who disagrees with you.
Monday, June 11, 2018
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