Jun 13, 2018

Proverbs 3-31-32

 Do not envy the oppressor,And choose none of his ways;For the perverse person is an abomination to the Lord But His secret counsel is with the upright.
—Proverbs 3-31-32
 Do not envy the oppressor,And choose none of his ways;For the perverse person is an abomination to the Lord But His secret counsel is with the upright.


While many are seeking a cure for the rampaging violence that destroys lives, threatens schools, and makes our streets unsafe, why has no one bothered to remind us what God's wise servant taught us centuries ago? Let's not let any person, real or fictional, be our hero if his or her fame is built on violence. The son of Israel's most famous warrior understood this better than anyone. Surely the Son of the Most Powerful on High said it best: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."

  Prayer

Almighty God, save us from the violence of our culture and the worship of violence that pervades our land. Please give us heroes who are true peacemakers. In addition, dear Father, please give us eyes to see them and the courage to honor them. In Jesus' name I ask it. Amen.