Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fight Fire With Fire

Let the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer (Psalm 19:14 KJV). The verse is written in Psalm of the Holy Bible. With us living Christian lives by means of this bible, why would we then use such phrases as that which entitles this blog entry?

Think about it for a moment. When one fights fire with fire what you would have is a raging inferno. What does that settle but consume everything in its path. Who does that sound like? Even with the understanding that the phrase may have been created from anger, it still doesn't rationalize its intent. The Word tells us to be angry and sin not (Ephesians 4:26 KJV). Fighting fire with fire opposes that. The Word tells us that we fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6;12 KJV). The aforementioned phrase opposes that. The Word tells us to carry the shield of faith to be protected from the fiery darts of the wicked one (Ephesians 6:16 KJV). Again, the created cliche from anger opposes that. The Word says that the Word was God and is with God; therefore the Word (as told in other verses) is God. The Word also tells us that if you are a friend of the world then you are an enemy to Him (James 4:4 KJV). If then this phrase was created from the world's means (anger, resentment, offense, revenge) and one adhere's to the purpose and intent behind it, then shouldn't one also believe that he/she is an enemy to God?

I have been reminded in my studies of how God doesn't like arguing of any kind. While in James,he states that arguing doesn't promote righteousness (James 1:20 AMP), it is more detailed in 2 Timothy. However, while staying in James, righteousness is one of the traits to Kingdom Living. Then shouldn't it be obvious that arguing can't be healthy for anyone? Also the word, tells us that God is in the business of leading souls to Him. When those who are lost sees those who claim to be found arguing, why then would the lost gravitate towards those arguing? Why would the lost desire to be anymore like that?

Many of us have said some pretty asinine things in our ignorance. We don't know what kind of damage has been caused because of those things said, but because of what Jesus did on the cross, we can ask for forgiveness and repent knowing that all has been forgiven and made anew.

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