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What is better: seek reasons to relish our heart or to sadden it?

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by Leonardo von Dolinger, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Leonardo von Dolinger

    Leonardo von Dolinger Active Member

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    What is better: seek reasons to relish our heart or to sadden it?

    I know that this question looks foolishness. Nonetheless, most of the times we prefer nurture bad feelings only because we turn down accepting the defeat and, for this, we insist on cogitating the evil against the fiendish person. Take a look at this:

    • Pro 15:13 -> “A merry heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.”.

    • Pro 17:22 -> “A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.”.

    A merry heart embellishes the face and acts like a medicine; but the sorrow of heart breaks the spirit and, thereby, dries the bones. Therefore:

    • Pro 15:15 -> “All the days of the afflicted are evil, but gladness of heart is a continual feast.”.

    Thus, don’t give occasion to the circumstances that makes you mope:

    • 2Co 7:10 -> “For the grief according to God works repentance to salvation, not to be regretted, but the grief of the world works out death.”.

    For instance:

    • If you don’t like people scathing you, do the best so that never people have something against you. Seek pleasure only in what pleases the Creator.
    • If you don’t like people that reveal your secret, hold your peace;
    • If you don’t like someone disparaging you, try to descry in Christ who is worthy and, then, have relationship with these ones (Mat 10:11).

    So, have a happy day only seeking circumstances that will make Jesus’ heart elated (see Neh 8:10), to wit, that will give opportunity to the sinner to repent and convert (Luke 15:7,10).
     
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