devotional post #1,989
Luk 12:57 “And why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?
Luk 12:58 As you are going with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, so that he will not drag you before the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
Luk 12:59 I tell you, you will never get out of there until you have paid the very last lepton!”
an age of conflict
Jesus had been warning his followers that loyalty to him was not going to prevent conflict with others. In fact, he implied that the age between his first and second advents would be an age of conflict. If we look at the signs, we can tell that his prediction has come true.
His advice for us who will live during this age of conflict is that we should seek to reconcile with our adversaries. If at all possible, we should seek peace with everyone. If we choose to remain enemies with everyone who disagrees with us, this age will be one of bondage from which there will be no release. Also, we cannot rely on the courts to always decide in our favour, even if we are in the right. So, we should look for any and every opportunity to reconcile with people out of court.
LORD, give us the wisdom and courage to seek reconciliation and peace with all those who oppose us in this age of conflict.