“As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife” (Proverbs 26:21).
Today’s Morsel: I like to barbeque with the original Kingsford charcoal using an electric starter. Once I get those coals going, they start the others and it seems that they last forever and the food always tastes so good. The same way that coals get other coals burning, Solomon said that this is how some men start strife. Once started another tells another and another tells another and the fire of discord burns. James said, “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell” (James 3:5-6). Don’t ever be the cause of strife. God hates it and you may someday be on the receiving end.
Sing: Jesus be the Lord of all. Jesus be the Lord of all. Jesus be the Lord of all, the Kingdoms of my heart.
Thought For Today: “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work” (James 3:16).