No more Bitterness, We'll live with Peace & Harmony
We can learn to create Peace & live in Peace
Seek Love – overlook an offense. "?" The most hazardous weapon the devil uses against us is also the foremost enemy of Love. I’m talking about strife.
That’s because the devil operates and thrives on strife, since strife gives him an open door. The Bible says that where there is strife, there is also confusion and every evil work (James 3:16). Satan likes that kind of atmosphere. It breeds evil. We need to be alert, always do our best to keep any door Closed for the wicked one, Stay away from Evil!
The Bible has a lot to say about how destructive strife is when it is allowed into any area of our life and the importance of putting an end to that strife. Below, I have paraphrased just some of the scriptures that talk about strife.
Psalms 106:32 says that Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land – because he allowed the people to provoke him to strife. Proverbs 28:25 and Psalms 31:20 say that there is a connection between pride and strife and that it is God’s desire to protect us from strife. Proverbs 17:19 says that there is a connection between rebellion and strife. Galatians 5:20 and Romans 13:13 show that Paul places strife in the same category as: "Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, contention, debate, jealousy, wrath, seditions, heresies, laying around deliberately exposing yourself, drunkenness, sleeping around, filthiness in mind or behavior and envying. Philippians 2:3 says that we should not try to accomplish things or change things through strife. But rather humbly address the issue as if you considered those involved to be important people.
To really be a Godly person, we must be removed from our lives, we can help another another to be peaceful and live life with Peace, live in Harmony!
I can say I am not a calm person by nature, but I love a peaceful and happy life/ home/ relationship, but sometimes I know I cause Strife because I allow myself to act based on emotions & not Love, I get upset and say things that I don't mean it, it causes Strife, strife is the opposite of Peace. I'm not the only one, we are imperfect people and because of it we make mistakes, the key is not to be perfect but to be willing to accept it and apologize when we are wrong, and to walk in Love.
Fruits of Strife; Anger, resentment, pride, fights, jealousy, War, bitterness, disagreement, foulness, grudge, etc. Everythjng that we don't want to be, things that God hates.
We can learn to keep strife out of our lives!!!
Love prevents Strife among us it creates Peace
What's Love? 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.
Love is Light (God) & Strife is darkness (Devil)
Love is the creator of all good things, when we love we are motivated to be the best person that we can be, love motivates us to change our ways, we will do our best to be in harmony with others, love is a godly quality that makes our lives more meaningful & happier.