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Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 PLAY FAIR!

When we face hard times there will be temptations. There will be temptations to take a quick temporary path to get what we think we need. We may be tempted to do wrong, follow the wrong people or treat others unfairly. However, God wants us to know there is no reason to do wrong when we are His children because He will always take care of us. When we show partiality to others because we are trying to get what we want, we are treating other people unfairly. Let’s, instead, put our trust in God and wait patiently for Him to provide what we need.

SCRIPTURE:
Proverbs 28:21 “Showing partiality is never good, yet some will do wrong for a mere piece of bread.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write about an unfair situation in your life.
2. List the people involved and actions taken.
3. Know God wants you to treat all people fairly.
4. Make wise choices and never show partiality.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we make decisions every day to do right or to do wrong. Help us to always be fair when we are interacting with others. Help us to remember not to look at race, gender, fame or fortune when dealing with others. Remind us to treat all people fairly just as You do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
When we don’t play fair and choose to follow those who do wrong to get what we want, others will be hurt due to our bad choices.

We can’t make wrong decisions without there being consequences. Why do wrong when God’s way is always right and fair.

When we twist the truth to get what we want and it hurts others, we are not playing fairly.

If we choose to favor the rich so we can have more worldly things, we are not living as God calls us to.

If we choose to favor the poor when they do wrong, we are not setting the godly example we are called to set. We are to judge all people fairly.

FOCUS:
Leviticus 19:15 “Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful. Always judge people fairly.” (NLT)
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