2/12/13 Daily Devotion

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

It’s so easy to show hatred. It’s easy to express disdain towards another. It’s easy because our emotions quickly carry us in that direction, but that doesn’t make it right. Jesus had every right to show hatred towards those that were crucifying Him, but instead He asked God to extend to them forgiveness. He chose to express an attribute of God, seeking to alter the path of their lives instead of seeking revenge. Jesus chose to cover the situation with love instead of stirring up more conflict. Jesus chose this path even though it did not bring Him relief. He chose this path even though it did not alter the outcome of His situation. Jesus chose this path because it was what they needed. If we are going to express the love of God, we must cover all things with His love.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, show me how to bring Your love into all situations, even when I want revenge or retaliation.

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