All wars are caused by these two things
The only peace plan that works.
All wars are caused by two things: greed and mean spiritedness.. It doesn’t matter if it is between families, labour and management, race or countries.
It is the I want, I want attitude. I don’t care what you want or how you feel. All’s that is important is me. You don’t care who you walk over and hurt to get it.
When you see someone has a better car or gets a better grade at school than you, your greed makes you jealous and that leads to anger which leads to war.
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight.
You are even greedy with God. You do not care what God wants, that is not important to you. You only care about what you want. You do not care about spiritual, you want physical pleasures. You don’t care about your relationship with God; you only care how you look better than your neighbour, which is another form of greed.
You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:” God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
We will never have peace in our families, workplace, community or country with this disease. Indeed, most tragically, we will never have peace in ourselves or in our relationship with God. There is only one way to peace. That is to repeat this mantra every morning, carry it with you and repeat it again and again. Let its meaning sink into your heart until it becomes second nature to you: “Not my will, Jesus, but Your will be done.” It will take awhile but it will also give you important dividends in return: PEACE.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Mean spiritness means gossiping and saying cruel things to intentionally hurt another and anger them. Then sit back and laugh in your perverted pleasure and laugh. I warn you: what goes around comes around. What you do to somebody WILL come back on you. The other thing is your ultimate reward will be perhaps the worst punishment of all: LONELINESS. You will have no family or friends. And of course you can only grieve God for so long and He will walk away from you. When He walks away that leaves you open to the masters of mean spiritness: DEMONS. They will haunt your dreams; affect your mental and physical health.
You play with the devil, you will get burned. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another.
Please read James 4:1-11 New International Version to find these verses used in this article.
If you are the victim of these people, please keep in mind there will never be reconciliation between you and them, until there is reconciliation between them and God. Now you need to follow Jesus’ advice when in a conflict.
“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector. If you want peace in your life the most important thing is to be at peace with God. Matthew 18:15:17 New International Version
Now that may be difficult at work or school but is a priority with family and or friends. Just because they are a mother or father, brother or sister, or friends does not mean you are to be a doormat and let them walk all over you. It is best to distance yourselves to prevent further hurt and to prevent the devil from stirring up anger in your life. That may spill over into you marriage or at work and school and you could end up hurting innocent people.
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17 New International Version
Prayer: Please Jehovah Shalom (God of peace) guide me and strengthen me to be first at peace with you so that I may be at peace with others. I ask this in the name of the prince of peace Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.