Tuesday, June 9, 2015

peace

today's readings: 1 Kings 5:1-6:38, Acts 7:1-29, Psalm 127:1-5, Proverbs 16:28-30

Solomon shows his famous wisdom again today. this time, by establishing a peaceful relationship with another country. he asks for some trees from the King of Lebanon, so he can build a Temple. and in return, he sends him a ton of wheat and olive oil.

now was that so hard? seems like if heads of state would try a little harder, we might be able to achieve this kind of peace between nations. don't get me wrong... there is more peace today than ever before. if you don't think so, read this.

but we could have more, lasting peace with fewer squabbles if leaders of nations would follow Solomon's example. maybe i should look smaller? look at my own life? if i learn to follow Solomon's example myself, maybe i should be more giving and kind to my neighbor, and see about bringing peace to my life that way.

thanks, God, for being the perfect example of peace and love, so that i can aim at those things by aiming at You.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

As I read thru the OT I find myself saying my word what was wrong with those people? Hummmmmmmm.......nothing has changed much, except our sins may be of a different slant. Lord help me to follow You all the days of my life. Help me to remove the Sequoia in my eye to see the splinter in others. Peace be with you.