Day 317 –
Let’s STOP stirring up Hate and instead Pour on a heaping spoon full of LOVE.
Titus 3:8-11 “The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.”
Have you ever made a pot of beans?
If you don’t want the beans to stick to the bottom of the pot you’ve got to constantly stir them, however, if you stir them too much they turn to mush. Everything must be timed exactly right and done with as little force as possible so the beans don’t get ruined.
The same goes for people.
When one person or group stirs up division among a bigger group the whole mess of them get ruined. It seems as though some people are just inclined to stirring up problems, constantly causing controversy among others, but God would rather us turn from these people than jump into their pot.
The best attempt at squelching the controversy is to ignore the negative comments and speak love into the mix.
As I read the newspaper and catch up on recent social media posts, I’ve noticed quite a bit of pot stirrers. We all claim to want peace and unity, however, instead of showing each other love we keep fighting for our own opinions. It’s exhausting to say the least and like the plastic spatula that stays in the pot a little too long, ones bound to get warped.
Let’s stop stirring up the beans causing an even bigger mushy mess and let’s add a dollop of love, focusing on ways to help and bringing Joy to each other’s lives.
Titus 3:14 “And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.”