God’s Word: Acts 21:17-26
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
The battle is won or lost based on the words you speak. There are many ways to say the same thing. Use the words that “sit well.” Some words offend and build barriers but others warm and break down walls. Since a man convinced against his “will” is of the same opinion still, don’t set out to break down his “will.” Instead of looking for what is disagreeable about another, look for the good, and hop on that bandwagon. You can never help a disagreeable person to become agreeable by being disagreeable yourself.
There is an ongoing battle between good and evil. They each try to overpower the other. Too often the good just ignores the evil but in doing so they are encouraging it. Consider planting a garden. First you must clear the ground of weeds. You till and plant your seeds, water and care for them. Soon you see the little weeds beginning to sneak in. To ignore them while they are small is disaster to your garden. The tiny weeds are simple to get rid of but you must get to their roots. So too in life. The weeds of sin choke out the healthy thoughts.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true in whatever realm you are working in. Jesus came to earth to provide the keys to both the prevention and cure of sin. Parents are charged to raise up a child in the way he should go. Some children are raised like the garden that is never weeded or tended. From an early age you must begin lovingly weeding out selfish behavior and training in My Word which saves lives both on this earth and for eternity. Choose your words carefully but don’t forget your actions speak louder than words.
God’s Question: What weeds have grown to maturity in your life?
God’s Promise: Weeds in the garden or the heart destroy the good.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for the advice or Your Holy Word.
I am Sorry I too often ignore the weeds of sin.
Thank You for Your loving training.
Please Help Me stiffly sin in my life so I can help others.