Daily Bible Study

@just4him (132105)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
October 26, 2015 11:37am CST
Day 26 – Conspiracy 2 Kings 12:17-21 The saying goes – With friends like you, who needs enemies? Many times through our lives we form friendships with people who later become untrustworthy and cause more harm than good. Jehoash had managed to turn away a possible war with Hazael by giving him all the hallowed gold in the temple and the king’s palace, only to find his life forfeit when his servants conspired with each other and killed him. Hopefully our friends and acquaintances aren’t out to kill us, but they can kill our reputations and cause a lot of trouble for us. As Christians, we are to be cautious about the people we befriend and in some cases turn the other cheek. Matthew 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. (KJV) We are to do our best to live at peace with each other and do good to them, not rewarding evil for evil. Proverbs 25:22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. (KJV) People carried coals on their head to light their fires in the morning. By heaping coals on a person’s head, they showed them a kindness. We are to go out of our way to be kind to people, and in so doing perhaps make our enemies your friends. Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. (KJV) 1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. (KJV) 1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. (KJV) When we act with love, honor, and friendship, doing our best to live at peace with our fellow man, God will reward us and keep us safe from our enemies, and in some cases even make them our friends. Let’s pray: Father, help me live at peace with those who seek my harm. Help me show Your love, grace, and mercy as I do my best to show them kindness instead of taking matters in my own hands and making the situation worse. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 26 October 2015 by Valerie Jean Routhieaux All scripture is King James Version, edited by me into common English. Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@SIMPLYD (86381)
• Philippines
27 Oct 15
We should always be discerning of our friends . When they are those who goes far from you when you need comfort , shouldn't be in your list of true friends anymore.
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@jstory07 (72217)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Oct 15
When I knew someone who I do not trust I stay away from them as much as possiable.
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