I know I’ve grown weary of all the protests, murders, shootings, and rapes that I see on the screen of my TV. The headlines of the newspaper are depressing with stories of theft, scandals, and abused children.
Here is what I am going to do in my piece of the world today. Instead of being, “overcome by evil, I’m going to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).” I am going to try my best to, “pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another (Romans 14:19).” J.B. Philipps translated this same verse in these words: “Let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony, and on the growth of one another’s character.”
Will you join me and make this your goal for today:
- I will pursue and concentrate on bringing peace to my piece of the world.
- When confronted with the off-key and unkind remarks of others, I will try to bring harmony to the situation.
- I will do my best to be a positive presence in the life of those I encounter.
So what in the world are you going to do today? I encourage you to bring peace to your piece of the world.