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Does it really matter in the end?

Updated on June 9, 2012

Love other as Jesus loves you.


Does it really matter?

Avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. —2 Timothy 2:23 New International Version

Have you ever read Gulliver’s Travels? Do you remember the part where the two different types of people were ready to go to war over which way to crack open an egg? Sounds silly doesn’t it?

How many silly wars have you been in? How about getting into arguments about which sports teams are the best? Does it really matter? Is it worth a friendship? How about who is going to do the dishes? How many screaming matches has that started? Why not sit down and talk about who will do what and write the list down? Then, uphold your end of the agreement without being a whine puppy? If you can’t agree then use rock, papers, and scissors.

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. Barbara Johnson

You know one time when I was tree planting this couple planting beside me were in a full out screaming match. You know why? Because the guy refused to believe girls fart? Sounds stupid huh?

Well how many of those stupid wars have you been in? If you’re in one now, why not go and apologize and sit down and talk it out? If you still can’t reach an agreement, for Gods sake go get some help. Go to a councilor. It’s better than destroying a relationship or friendship over.

“The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” James 3:18New International Version

Prayer: Please Jehovah Shalom (God of our peace) always guide my words and actions that I may be a peace maker, not a trouble maker. When encountering trouble makers. guide me on how to make peace with them. If they refuse to be in a respectful harmonious relationship with me, give me the strength to walk away and leave them in Your wise and strong hands. 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.


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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi April.

      Thank you for your gracious comments.

      The devionals are written: one by the Holy Spirits guidence

      Two from lessons learned in the school of hard knocks (of which I am an honour student ha ha)

      God bless you.

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      April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

      Hi teacherjoe, I have enjoyed reading several of your devotionals today! You give very good advice. Thank you for sharing the wisdom you have gained from your experiences.

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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi teaches.

      Thank you for your wonderful insight.

      You and your family are in my daily prayer.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You have summed it up wisely with the quote, Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. We have to state our thoughts but remember what is more important in the end. Voted up!

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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Nee Hao Civil War Bob.

      Thank you for your kind comment. I am happy you enjoyed it.

      God bless you.

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      Civil War Bob 5 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Nee Hao and Good Hub, Joe!! Voted up, beautiful, and interesting. Psalm 37:4!!

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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Thank you Deborah.

      I am always happy when I can help someone.

      God bless you.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is a great hub. I love it and I am sharing it on Facebook on my prayer page

      God Bless you for writing this