Seek Peace

the-peace-of-the-lodToday, seek peace. It could be very easy to seek trouble. To respond in anger. To respond in hurt. To respond in pain. To give back for what we’ve been given. To strike first. To lash out.

Don’t do it.

That doesn’t make things better. That doesn’t help. That doesn’t bring life or joy or peace. It only brings hurt. Listen to the words of Psalm 34: 11-14 today:

Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Keep your tongue from evil. Turn away from evil. Do good. Seek peace.

Today, when you are tempted to respond from a place of hurt or pain or anger.

Don’t.

Today, when you want to give back to them for what they’ve given to you.

Don’t.

Today, when you want to strike back or lash out.

Don’t.

Seek peace. Do the right thing. Even it’s hard or it hurt or it is not easy. Seeking peace is the right thing. It will bring life. Even when it’s hard. Striking back is easy. But it will bring pain. Seeking peace is hard, but it will bring life.

Today, do the right thing. Seek peace.

Don’t forget, you can click here to download Asbury’s mobile app and read these devotionals, as well as listen to my sermons on your smart phones

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