Speak No Evil!

“Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.” (Psalm 34:12-16, NIV)

The Wikipedia states that evil is usually seen as the dualistic opposite of good. It is most commonly associated with conscious and deliberate wrongdoing. Evil is specifically designed to harm or humiliate others in an attempt to diminish their well-being and their dignity.

All you have to do is take a look at the television advertisements during this presidential campaign. Almost every commercial you see is designed to bring the other candidate down. They are specifically targeted to humiliate each other and to destroy each other’s dignity. I’m not saying either candidate is a bad person. I’m simply pointing out that we have come to a place in our society where it has become acceptable to do “whatever it takes” to become successful.

Most of us are not in the political arena, but we’re still faced with decisions about how to handle our competitors or the other challenges we face in everyday situations. We need to remain mindful that the “eyes of the Lord are on the righteous”. Make choices that honor God and promote peace! Be careful that you don’t use your tongue to hurt others or to bring them down.

Enjoy your Monday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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