Monday, May 15, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Strife Forbidden




Monday May 15

Bible Reading:     Gen. 13: 8 - 18
Topic:         Strife Forbidden

Troubled brew between the herdsmen of Lot and Abram and to prevent the quarrel from escalating into a major family conflict, Abram arranged for a peaceful separation between himself and Lot.

Though he was much older than Lot, he gave Lot first choice and Lot chose the lush pastures toward Sodom.

God rewarded Abram's peaceful attitude by reaffirming His commitment to give the entire land of Canaan to him and his descendants forever.

1 Pet. 3: 10 says "He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His Ears are open to their prayers. But the Face of the Lord is against those who do evil"

Abram's example gives us the blueprint for resolving family conflicts.

In your relationships with people, do your best to avoid strife. The Bible enjoins us to rather suffer being wronged instead of striving and quarreling with others; - 1 Cor. 6: 7

Jesus tells us that peacemakers are children of God.

Are you one of them or do you always insist on your rights?

Prayer:

Dear Father, please incline my heart to seek and pursue peace.

Memory Verse:   Gen. 13: 16

"And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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