Daily Bible Reading for Thursday, February 22nd:

2 Steps to Avoid Meddling

Inserting ourselves into a situation usually only keeps the fire hot.

Inserting ourselves into a situation usually only keeps the fire hot.

“If you have been foolish and proud,
or if you have planned evil, shut your mouth.

Just as stirring milk makes butter,
and twisting noses makes them bleed,
so stirring up anger causes trouble.” – Proverbs 30:32-33

Whether or not it is on purpose, creating anger in others is ungodly.

  • Friendships will not grow
  • Trust will not build
  • Peace will not prevail

The Proverb writer says to just keep our mouth closed when these situations arise. Peter goes so far as to rank meddling with murder and theft. (1 Peter 4:15)

Asking ourselves if getting involved will assist or aggravate a situation is the first step in being helpful.

Realizing that the answer is usually “aggravate” is the second.

About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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