Strive for Peace

Proverbs 20:3 NIV, “It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.”

It is honorable in God’s sight to avoid strife and strive for peace; as God’s Word says, “blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5:9). Taking time to pray and think before we speak and act will help us to avoid strife. We can not control the actions of others, but with God’s help we can learn to do what is right in His sight.

Allowing ourselves to get involved in foolish arguments and conversations can steal the peace and joy that the Lord wants us to have. It will also destroy our witness for Jesus. When we are faced with conflict and the opportunity to get involved in foolish quarrels, choosing God’s way will lead us to the best outcome.

A Prayer for March

Today, Lord, let my life be a prayer, let me be so close to You that You become part of my every conversation. Let me be open to Your presence, so that I sense Your power at work in the world You created. Let me be so filled with Your love, it flows out to others. Today, Lord, today, let my life be a prayer. -Anonymous

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30 thoughts on “Strive for Peace

  1. I have experienced the lack of peace that comes from silly quarrels. There are times for beneficial discussions in our world today but must always be done with love, and with wisdom to know when to talk and when to hush. Thank you, Dawn, for this good word today!

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  2. So true that it steals our peace and destroys our witness for Jesus. We are be peacemakers. Let our life indeed be a prayer. I love the prayer Dawn and for this wonderful word today.
    Blessings 🤗💙

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  3. Amen! Let my life be a prayer! Recently I was telling my son that he must not try to change others but he can change his response to problems. We are trying to teach him how to cope with stressful situation. As you said it is only by God’s help that we can maintain a peaceful life in this world.

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    1. That is a wonderful lesson you are teaching him. I wish I had learned that earlier in life. How we react is important. Have a blessed day. ❤️

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