Proverbs 10 (Hatred Stirs Up Conflict)
Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.
As I was reading the proverbs chapter for today this verse really stuck out to me. Especially with all that’s going on in the world with the rioters and looters. I’ve been feeling God say that we need to just keep loving. Spread His love. Be kind. In a world where there is a lot of violence, hate speech, racism, name calling, division, etc. We must love and be kind. There’s a scripture that says kindness leads men to repentance, (Romans 2:4). It is our kindness that leads others to repentance. This hatred has been in peoples hearts for many generations. The ONLY cure for the sin in the hearts of men and women is Jesus. He is the cure that we need. Whether it is conflict on Facebook, or in person, we must continue to be kind and loving just as Jesus was. I’ve been seeing so much hate and division just in the last few weeks and it is heartbreaking. I know God is moving, I know this hurts His heart too to see His children so divided and hurting one another. But the righteous need to be different. We MUST be different. We have to turn to prayer, and give kind words to turn away wrath.
The fear of theLord adds length to life,
but the years of the wicked are cut short.
Continue to fear the Lord. Trust in Him. Let Him lead you ever day. Be motivated by love to reach out to others and speak when the Holy Spirit asks you to speak. He will guide you in everything if you just ask Him. Love covers offenses, so give love to those who are hurting, That is what will lead people to repentance! Be safe brothers and sisters, God is on the move.
Written by Olivia Mancini