It’s difficult to turn on the television anymore and not be subject to all of the fussing and fighting that is so present in our news and media today. And ironically in America where the President of our country who is elected by the people is the person who has their character attacked daily and more viciously than anyone else. Our media loves to stir up drama, and if we are not careful can set a negative tone to our day. It’s so bad these days that I think we should re-classify the news stations and move them over to a drama network.
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“So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.” – Galatians 3:24
Do we think that all of this fussing and fighting and judgement is healthy? There is only one true judge, and I’m pretty sure it is not the folks in the press and on the television. Instead of all of this fussing and fighting, we need to discern the real questions and relevant discussion. Jesus said himself to be careful of the yeast of the Pharisees (Mark 8:13-16). In this he is talking about pride. Are we all puffed up, like yeast does to bread? If so we are probably not thinking clearly. Or are we judging and debating what someone else has done? The Bible instructs us to pull the log out of our own eye before we ask our brother to take the speck out of his. (Matthew 7:5). It also tells us that let he who is without sin cast the first stone (John 8:7). I’m pretty sure that is an indication that we should not be judging, fussing, fighting, and stirring up so much drama, and instead put our efforts toward collaborating and working together for the common good.
So all of this endless judgement, debate, and attack on each other’s character is not even a relevant and worthwhile conversation. It’s all just wasted words, wasted breath, and wasted time. It only ends in increased strife and division. And all it does is steal our joy, and steal our peace. It’s pointless and fruitless. So what is the relevant conversation? What conversation can get us on the right track? In short, God’s Word. If we spent as much time seeking the Will of God by sincere study of the scriptures and seeking the love of God as we did criticizing and arguing, the world would be a much better place.
Let’s not allow ourselves to be consumed by all of this fussing and fighting that we see on the news over president Trump, or whatever drama the news decides to stir up for the day. Instead, let’s focus our day on what is really important. Let us turn our focus to the Word of God, and our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. We now have the example of the life of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit to guide our words, thoughts, and actions. And just as Jesus was not drawn into the wrong conversation and traps when they asked if it was right to pay taxes to Caesar, let us not be tricked, deceived, and trapped by the enemy’s line of thinking (Luke 20:23). Let us pray for discernment and the wisdom that surpassing all understanding to have the “right” conversations that utilize the Word of God as our guide.
Dear heavenly Father, we give you all the honor and glory. Give us the wisdom through the power of the Holy Spirit to refute the attacks of the enemy. Give us discernment to have the right conversations Lord, and to not get tricked, trapped, and persuaded by the wrong conversations. Help us to walk in love each and every day lord. Guide or every step, our every word, our every thought. Help us to walk in your Presence today Lord. And be with us when we are fighting off the attack of the enemy on our lives. Let your Holy Spirit overflow in us Lord. Fill us with your joy, and your peace, in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen.
Today’s full reading: Deuteronomy 19-21; Galatians 3
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