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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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