Am I Acquiring a Taste for Helpful Conversations?

Image result for bullyWisdom suggests that I have conversations that are actually helpful. That starts with what is in my heart, continues with what I say and is carried out in how I demonstrate my love. Jesus is challenging me.

At first, it doesn’t taste good to me. It is a taste to be acquired.

The good acquire a taste for helpful conversation; bullies push and shove their way through life.” |King Solomon Proverbs 13:2 (The Message Bible)

Bullies are out to get their own way and make themselves look good.

  • Jesus says: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
  • Why be a bully? Where is the value in tearing others to pieces? Is it right to “punch down” or fight back?
  • Why not be kind and thoughtful? Why not go the way of love? Why not learn from Jesus?
  • Jesus is clear that For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.”
  • God can’t stand twisted souls who are mean and cruel.
  • It’s the straightforward who get God’s respect and who are in right standing with him. Jesus challenges me to not hate my enemies.

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About Μιχαήλ (Michael) | God is in a good mood!

I am Μιχαήλ. I became a follower of Jesus in 1965. My sweet mother led me to Jesus. I was baptized, entered the fellowship of faith and became a follower of Jesus. Μιχαήλ is Greek for Michael. מִיכָאֵל is Hebrew for Michael. Translated it is “Who is like God?” Names have meaning. That is mine. My parents gave it to me. That leads me to the “Jesus Prayer”. Master Jesus the Messiah, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner! And He does have mercy on me. I have been redeemed having shared in the Messiah’s death, burial and resurrection. View all posts by Μιχαήλ (Michael) | God is in a good mood!

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