Keeping the Peace

Now couldn’t we speak truth in kindness to quarreling neighbors, or spouses, before they make a spectacle of themselves in public? Apparently not; instead we create law suits over barking dogs and fence lines.

Surely common sense would tell us to settles these issues without clogging the courts with frivolous matters. 

When Moses tried to keep the peace all by himself, his father-in-law suggested a better way.

Choose able men from all the people—God-fearing men of truth who hate unjust gain—and place them over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, to be their rulers. And let them judge the people at all times; every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they shall judge. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.

If you will do this, and God so commands you, you will be able to endure [the strain], and all these people also will go to their [tents] in peace. (Exodus 18:21b-23, AMP)

Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. (Ephesians 4:15a, AMP)

Prayer- Lord, may we speak peace to all, no matter the circumstances. Amen.

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