“Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.” Proverbs 30:33
“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” Luke 16:10
Father, You are God, the Creator of heaven and earth, of beasts and of Adam kind. Adam was made in Your image and likeness, but fell out of fellowship with You and that image and likeness has been gravely marred. Because of sin all of Adam’s race is fallen and born in sin, and death is our end in this world; and death can be eternal or because of Your grace life can be eternal as well; because of the gift of Your Son Jesus, and His death on the cross, His burial, and His resurrection.
Sin has caused great strife down through the millennials of time. Wars, strife, murders of all kinds. People seeking for peace and release from pain in life by mind numbing drugs and substances; and many wind up dead as a result. It is the enemy of Adam’s kind that seeks to steal, to kill, and to destroy. Adam’s race desires peace, but we often look in the wrong places; to the wrong people; to governments of men and through them peace always fails.
By the power of the Holy Spirit who abides in all who have received the gift of grace and faith through Jesus Christ; and who is Christ Jesus in us; may we seek to be at peace as much as is possible with all people; especially all those who are brethren in the faith of Christ. We must always be looking for and expecting the Prince of Peace, who is Jesus Christ, to be the only One who can give us present peace, and eternal peace with Him.
Lord of heaven and earth, by the power of Your Spirit too, may we be faithful with the mammon of this world that we have received to always use it properly to honor and glorify Your name in the works, and ministries that we do in our lives. Lift up Jesus in our giving of the mammon of this world to aid missionaries, other ministries, and faithful in supporting our local churches which are faithful to present the whole counsel of God, including the unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ, bringing thousands to faith in Jesus. Amen.