Finally, brethren, farewell (rejoice)! Be strengthened (perfected, completed, made what you ought to be); be encouraged and consoled and comforted; be of the same [agreeable] mind one with another; live in peace, and [then] the God of love [Who is the Source of affection, goodwill, love, and benevolence toward men] and the Author and Promoter of peace will be with you.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Each one of us needs to accept our responsibility to do what is right in God’s eyes, whether others do the right thing or not. Otherwise we will have a standoff:

  • “Well, if you will not say you are sorry, then I will not say I am sorry.”
  • “You are not nice, so I am not going to be nice.”
  • “You have not given me a compliment in a year, so I am not going to give you one either.”

That attitude gets relationships in trouble. God wants us to live above the pettiness of selfish arguments by loving one another.

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer


  1. Mel

    Oh wouldn’t it be nice……

    I’ll worry about ‘my side of the street’ and let folks worry about theirs.
    There’s certainly enough on my side to keep me busy for a lifetime, eh?

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