Happy Birthday, Mama


birthday cakeToday my mother would be 95 years old.  I wish we could have grown old together, but we’ll have a lot to catch up on when we meet again.

I have to go directly to Proverbs 17:28,

8 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.

This verse speaks directly to the saying, It is better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and prove it.  Once again we see multiple verses regarding the wisdom of holding our tongues.  Can you imagine how much more peace we would live in if we were to follow this simple advice?

Prov 9 says he who covers an offense promotes love.  Isn’t that what Christ did on the cross?  Jesus covered the offenses of the world (sin) by giving Himself as a spotless lamb.  Would that we could cover offenses of our fellow Christians thereby promoting love.  I have seen churches split over the color of the carpet, a change in worship service, or a split in loyalty among the congregation.  Can anyone believe this type of behavior is acceptable in the Church?  If we could learn to sacrifice our opinions and our wants to those of others we would usher in an era of peace and love in our churches that would be unparalleled.  Our focus should NEVER be on the minutiae of church administration, but instead on how we can better worship God, fellowship with Christ, and bring others to the Kingdom.



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