Thought and Prayer for Saturday, September 19, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015 CAUSING TROUBLE
We all know people who enjoy causing trouble. People who enjoy stirring up trouble in the workplace are possibly bored, jealous or even vindictive. People who enjoy causing trouble at church may be upset about something someone did or said. Those who cause trouble at home could be lacking the love and attention they need. There are reasons others want to cause trouble and turn from God’s truth. We should pray for them and ask God how He wants us to help.
1 Timothy 6:5 “These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy.” (NLT)
1 Timothy 6:5 “Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.” (KJV)
Dear Lord, we pray for those who always cause trouble. We pray for the hearts of those who are fake and use godliness as a way for personal gain. We pray for those whose minds are corrupt and have turned their backs on the truth. Help us to watch our own actions and words to be sure we are not causing trouble. Help us to think about our actions and words and ensure they are pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Those who cause trouble in the workplace can disrupt the whole department.
Those who cause trouble in families need to be shown love and attention.
Those who cause trouble in the church should be lifted up to God in prayer.
We need to be sure we are not causing trouble for others in any areas of our lives.
We should take positive action toward those who cause trouble and not condone it.
Proverbs 10:10 “People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace.” (NLT)
Focus: Prayerfully approach those who cause trouble and ask God how we can help them.