Rather Be Wronged

Rather Be Wronged

The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?  1st Corinthians 6:7

Two boys were fighting over a toy.  After listening to their insistent argument that they should have it and the other one no, the father stepped in.  He told the children that neither of them would have the toy if this fighting did not cease.  They continued as if they had never heard him.  The toy was soon confiscated.  When they cried over losing their toy, he asked the children why they had not listened to him in the first place.  The intention was never to take something away from the boys, but to stop them from being cruel and selfish to each other.  If they could have let the other one have the toy for a moment, then they would still have the toy to enjoy.

We can be like those children.  We can demonstrate that our hearts are not filled with the love of God when the issues we make so important don´t have anything to do with being close to God.  Just like the children showed that their selfishness reigned in their hearts, we can show that the world reigns in our lives by making too much of earthly issues.  Jesus showed us a different path.  He chose to be wronged and even suffer death to see God smile!  As Christians, could we try to imitate our Savior, even to the point of being cheated so that we do not lose the prize of being with Him?

Dear Lord,

Help us see when we choose to look at our world instead of growing closer to You.  Let us rather be wronged in this life if we can gain favor with You and resemble You more, we pray!

Amen

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