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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


Proverbs 14:9New International Version (NIV)

9: Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.

14:9 How rarely we find goodwill and reconciliation around us today. Angry drivers scowl at each other in the streets. People fight to be first in line. Disgruntled employers and employees both demand their rights. But the common bond of God’s people should be goodwill. Those with goodwill think the best of others and assume that others have good motives and intend to do what is right. When someone crosses you, and you feel your blood pressure rising, ask yourself, “How can I show goodwill to this person?” Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV.

Todays society could learn so much from this single verse. We can’t seem to find any goodwill being shown anywhere!! So I guess that is a indicator of how much goodwill there is in society or how lazy and compromising we as Christians have become. Scared to show goodwill thinking it is a indicator of weakness in such a hate filled society. God did not intend for us to be so controversial and unforgiving in life as we see it today. He intended for ALL men and women to be united in our love for each other. He intended for us to be united in Christ and his love for us and expecting us to do the same. So as Christians in a hate filled society lets see if we can’t live more like Christ!! ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and be part of the upright and show GOODWILL towards everyone that we meet and be forgiving as Christ is of us.

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