Proverbs 16:7 – “When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” (NASB)
He got out of his car cursing and looking for a fight. While driving the other day, I was not paying attention as I should (no I was not on my cell phone). My attention was elsewhere. So when I pulled into the parking lot, I had unintentionally cut another driver off. What I didn't know was that he pulled right in behind me. So as I parked, he came rushing towards my vehicle. He began to scream at me wanting to fight. I simply said, "I was wrong. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I should have been paying more attention." Today's verse speaks of when a man's way is pleasing to the Lord; He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. No sooner had the words come out of my mouth that the man calmed down and said, “No problem. Sorry I got so mad. I'm just having a bad day and was taking it out on you.” Something simple as admitting our faults and failures can be pleasing unto the Lord and make our enemies find peace with us. The key is to own up to our faults and seeking to please the Lord with the truth. It can stop an enemy dead in their tracks. So don't be afraid to admit our mistakes. God will use them to bring peace to a situation.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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