We should try to live at peace with all men as much as possible and people notice when we express genuine sympathy. The Lord delivers His people from adversity but He intends for murderers to pay for their crimes with their own blood. God allows evil to be returned upon evildoers.
We must not rush into battles for which we are not prepared even for a good cause. And we have to learn not to overreact to the poor judgment of others.
What one generation gains the next one can lose. A good name must be earned not demanded. Social status should have no bearing on our love or respect for other people. We should never seek worldly status at the expense of our spiritual health. And we need to repay kindness whenever possible.
We must not rejoice in the fall of our enemies. We need to let our anger cool before administering punishment. We have to be careful with our words because we will one day be judged by them. And we must not tempt strife if we do not wish to get hurt.
We must never give up because God is always with us and He can lead us to great victories if we persevere. The known wish of our Lord should be the strongest command He could give us. We need to give meaningful sacrifices to God. And the most honorable people in the Lord’s kingdom are not necessarily the best known …