Thursday, January 24, 2008

Searching For Wisdom #3

Well, another one of those thoughtful moments...

Proverbs 24:29 says, 'Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his works.'

I feel this means that we are not to render evil for evil (and if that's not obvious to everyone than someone must be seeing things). The natural reaction for most people when someone else does something wrong to them is to start thinking about what they can do back. It's hard for us to get over natural tendency's on our own. So, you may say, how do we get over these since it's so hard on our own? Well, I'll tell you. GOD!!! There is no other way. You can't do anything without his help. He made everything and holds all things together. If you don't get his help you'll never get over those natural tendency's that are causing problems. We need to train ourselves so that our natural tendency's, instead of being mean back, are kindness and prayer for the person who wronged us. Yes, it's hard. None of us are perfect and it's hard to get to the point were we can change our instant feelings and reactions. When we mess up it should make us all the more eager to work harder on changing ourselves. We can ask for help, not only from God, but friends as well. Our friends can help by being there for you. They can pray for you, set you an example and listening to you when you need them to.

And, yet another rambling post. :)

2 comments:

mommyofmany said...

So true... only by God's grace. I've also noticed that when I'm really focusing on an area or the development of a character trait in my life God is faithful to provide an abundance of opportunities for me to practice!

Kristen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week.