Listen to this morning’s Scripture Song – Ephesians 4:32
Read the “0127 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Are You A Drip?
“A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.” (Proverbs 27:15)
Contentious means brawling, (i.e. fighting).
Think with me for a moment. It’s was a beautiful summer day. It was a great day with fun and excitement. You’re looking forward to another day of friends and family. It’s going to rain this night but all is well because the weather prediction is sunshine by morning. Your PJ’s are on, and as you rest your head on the pillow, you hear the start of the rain. Life can’t get any better. You start to doze off and you hear, “drip, drip, drip.” At first you’re ok with it but after several hours of the dripping noise, you’re about to lose your mind.
Again, think with me ladies. You’re husband just came home from a hard day of work. His boss and co-workers have been giving him a hard time. Other pressures of life have been on his mind throughout the day. He’s tired and stressed out. He’s looking forward to coming home to a haven of rest from the trials of this world. Husband opens the door and you’re waiting there. For the rest of the night all you do is complain, nag, put him down or whatever and it all ends in a fight. Not only that, you do the same with your children. On the other hand men, you may be the one who hands out the harshness in your home.
I am sensitive to the thought that we all have hard days. We all have pressures in life and are looking for a way out. But taking out on others is not the answer. We have a God who loves us and is always available to lay our burdens on. He is the only one who can satisfy.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
“To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.” (Titus3:2)
Our task is not going to be easy but the end results has great rewards.
Are you a drip?
1 John 5:13
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