Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2 Corinthians 1:18-20 -- On Being Agreeable

"But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."
2 Corinthians 1:18-20

I like this idea of being Yea, and Amen... being agreement and concord rather than disagreement and discord.  The idea that God is positive and not negative... for good things.
It seems like what we should be too.  I think sometimes we get too much into the anti-spirit.  Being anti-whatever someone else believes, rather than pro-whatever we believe.  Today, let's try to focus on the pro... on the Yea and the Amen.  On the common beliefs, and what we can share and build on.  If we focus less on what makes us different, maybe we'll start finding things to agree on, even with people we never thought we would understand.
One thing that is amazing to me is how Christ in the New Testament was able to answer even the hardest questions... and how prophets who go on talk shows can do the same thing.  They never get trapped into saying something embarrassing.   Maybe part of it is this.  The amazing ability to always focus on the positive... on the yea.  To see the myriads of other options in conversation rather than the emotional denial of an accusation. :)  To find the positive and uplifting even in the midst of an attack.  Today, let's work on being yea.  On saying yes to something, even if our emotions are saying no. :)  Is that what they mean when they say people are agreeable? :)

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