The Way Ministries...John 14:6
Prayer for an understanding of how the works of the flesh hinders unity and peace and how to properly deal with the negative outcome.
Weekly prayer of February 6, 2005.
Our Father and our God in heaven. Hallowed be Your name. We thank You LORD for this month. We thank You for knowing that we can ask and expect to receive, and we can seek and expect to find, and we can knock and expect the door to open (Matthew 7:7). Sometime last month, You showed us that the works of the flesh hinders unity and peace at home and abroad. One of the things we want to know this month is how to properly deal with the negative outcomes of the works of the flesh.
Then, I waited for a response. This time the LORD took me to Genesis 34. There He showed me the disgrace, and anger, and hatred, and killing, and division that ensued between the households of Hamor the Hivite and Jacob the Israelite because Schechem (Hamor’s son) took and laid, and violated Dinah (Jacob’s daughter) against her will (Genesis 34).
Next, I asked the LORD how to seek resolution to such heinous acts if they happened today. In response, the LORD led me to Matthew 5:38, 39. There Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also” (Matthew 5:38, 39).
Upon reading and hearing that my heart broke. I cried in my spirit because that was not how Jacob’s sons dealt with the situation, nor is it how we generally deal with conflict today, be it at home or abroad. LORD, please forgive us our trespasses and enable us to truly grow to trust You and to learn to forgive those who trespass against us. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
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Reverend Henry I. Oputa, Ed.D., Director
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