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The Family Menu: Don’t Meddle

by | Sep 25, 2022 | Peace, Peacemaker, The Family Menu

“Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.”

(‭John‬ ‭21:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

Dearly beloved and friends,there are some basic attributes expected of children of God in our interrelationship with one another. We must learn to respect each other’s opinion and privacy, except when called upon to get involved in counseling or giving of advice.

Don’t meddle into other people’s affairs. Jesus spoke to one of disciples, Peter, to mind his own business and not to meddle but remained focused on Him (See Hebrews 12:2).

  • “And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.” (1 Timothy‬ ‭5:13‬ KJV).
  • “The words of a talebearer are as wounds, And they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.” (Proverbs‬ ‭18:8‬ KJV).
  • “Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.” (Leviticus‬ ‭19:16‬ KJV).

Some examples and effects of meddling:

  1. Sowing seeds of discord (See Proverbs 6:19). Jonadab: He subtly misled Amnon to commit incest with Tarma, the half sister, for this evil Absalom killed Amnon (See 2 Samuel 13:5-14).
  2. Mischievousness (See Proverbs 6:14). Abner: He mischievously skewed people’s hearts from supporting King David, to spite David and his hosts (See 2 Samuel 2:8-9).
  3. Confusion and favoritism (See 2 Thess. 3:14). Mama Zebedee: She wanted Jesus to favour her two sons above other disciples, but got a rebuke from Jesus Christ (See Matthew 20:20-24).
  4. YOU: God expects you to be a peace maker and discipler rather than a meddler (See Matt. 5:9).

What to do: DON’T MEDDLE! IT WILL BACKFIRE!

Prayer Points: In Jesus name,Amen.

  1. Father, please make me an instrument of Your love, peace and unity among people.
  2. Father, expunge from my life any spirit of strife, discontent and aberrance.

PEACE MAKERS ARE AT THE HEART OF GOD.
Pastor Tunji Adigun.
THE FAMILY MENU Sunday 18 September, 2022.

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