Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Hebrews 12:1 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/heb.12.1.KJV

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Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13‭-‬14 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/php.3.13-14.KJV

Follow Peace

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Hebrews 12:14 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/heb.12.14.KJV

Do I just HAVE to have the last word? If I’m not so quick to respond to what someone is saying, especially when I disagree, would I actually say something different? More respectful, less harmful?

Follow peace? With everyone? This doesn’t mean that I roll over and become a floormat. But in every situation look for opportunities to act and respond in ways that bring peace and not division.

Perfect Peace

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 26:3 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/isa.26.3.KJV

This is such a powerful scripture for today. In our communities there is much to cause us discomfort and turmoil. Yet we can have peace in the midst of the storm. We don’t HAVE to be tossed to and fro like a leaf on a pond. We have the power to speak peace to our situation by dwelling on God’s Word, speaking His word, and praying His word.

PEACE!