Many people fall into the evil trap of strife. Someone may say or do something that rubs you the wrong way, and before you know it, there is tension, quarrelling and division. The Bible tells us that strife opens the door to every evil work. Itâ€™s the enemyâ€™s greatest trap to keep people from living in victory.
The good news is, you donâ€™t have to fall into the trap of strife, you can rise above it. Like todayâ€™s verse says, you can simply drop the matter before it turns into something bigger than it needs to. You donâ€™t have to sink down to somebodyâ€™s level and argue with them and try to prove that youâ€™re right. Remember, you werenâ€™t put on this earth to correct everybody around you.
Today, if you are going to be all that Godâ€™s called you to be, you have to learn to stay above strife and quarrels. Instead of letting disagreements pull your relationships apart, look for common ground to draw you closer together. Look for peaceful biblical ways to be a blessing. Stay above strife, and if you canâ€™t say something positive donâ€™t say anything, so you can enjoy your relationships and experience the blessings God has for you!
â€œStarting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.â€ (Proverbs 17:14, NIV)Â
Yahweh, help me to stay above strife no matter whatâ€™s going on around me. Father, I will honour You by seeking peace and staying positive in my relationships. Almighty God, empower me to walk in love and be a blessing everywhere I go, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen