Handling the Wrongs Right?

Introduction: When something happens and it is wrong do you “fly off the handle”? Our impulse is the get MAD and show, as my mom used to say, “our behind”! (That used to be modest??!!) Anyway, what are the steps we should take when something goes wrong?

In this brief devotion, we will share a few things to do as a CHRISTian before throwing a fit!

1. Think it through! (Matt 5:5)

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”

Meekness is not weakness. Instead it is strength under control. The fruit of the Spirit is self control (Gal 5:22,23).

2. Pray it through! (Matt 5:23,24)

“23Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”

Take it to the Lord in prayer. Allow Him to change your heart or mind in the process. 

3. Look at it through! (Matt 7:12)

“12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”

If it were you, how would you want to be approached?

4. Follow it through! (Matt 5:41-47)

“And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. 43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?”

Having a clear conscience in this dog eat dog world is extremely important to our testimony and our witness. 

Conclusion: Finally, Bless the Lord through it! Because Jesus gets the glory!