The Battle Is Not Ours, It’s Theirs!

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Proverbs 3:30

The words found in this wisdom literature of the Old Testament reads, “Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.”

Think about it.  How much time have we wasted, striving or battling with people without cause.  We had no idea why we were fighting against someone. We may have actually liked the person, but we strove against them anyway, without cause.  [For the record, because someone felt disrespected does not justify a “cause.”]

Furthermore, the scripture says, “…if he has done you no harm.”  The key word here is you.  

Not your cousin, you.  Not your best friend, you.  Not your boo, you.

No one did anything to you, but you jumped in anyway!

As believers, Scripture instructs us not to jump in other people’s battles when the individual they are battling with has done us no harm.

Instead of joining in the fray, Jesus declared in Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”

Therefore, if we are not willing to strive for peace and pray for the restoration of broken relationships, then we need to mind our business.

The battle is not ours, it’s theirs.








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