Sunday, October 18, 2015

Proverbs 16:7-8 -- On Peace and Righteousness

"When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right."
Proverbs 16:7-8

The first verse of this selection reminds me of "love your enemies" (Luke 6:27 and several other places).  When we're doing things the Lord's way, we aren't going to instigate conflict, or keep it alive when others instigate it.  The second verse, I think, is also about peace.  It's better to maintain our integrity and righteousness and have a little, than to abandon them and have a lot.  Being *good* is more important than being rich, just as having peace and showing love is more important than having the last word, or getting our way.
Today, let's get our priorities straight, and let's make sure we are doing things the Lord's way... the way that encourages peace and righteousness, rather than greed or pride.

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