"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls...' For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, 'Peace be within you.'"
As I know in my own life, this takes a great deal of self-control. However, unity does depend on the walls being built up by exercising this self-control. The book of Proverbs says, “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control” (25:28). And the brokenness of our own walls will impact the defenses of other believers.
Will I take the first step in reconciliation even if I am the injured party, allowing the Lord to control my reaction to criticism?
Bible In A Year
- Isaiah 39-40
- Psalm 90
- Acts 13