Ecclesiastes 9: 17,18 The words of wise men heard in quiet are better than the shouts of him who rules among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
You know we need such wisdom. Many people raging, and rioting right now but we need to pray for wisdom. We need voices that speak up for justice and truth, we need wise men and women to be heard, to be listened to. We need to hear from the family of George Floyd who are quietly talking justice and peace. You see, 'one person or several people that are sinners can destroy much good.' One evil cop can destroy much hard work and peace from genuine police officers. We need to hear from those genuine men and women in the police force to help see change. One bad anti rioter can make the cause of black justice look dubious. We need to hear from those peaceful black protestors that have answers to bring reconciliation to communities. Sometimes people shouting loudest actually bring damage to the cause and makes things worse. Wisdom is better than weapons of war. We need ministers of reconciliation that can bring peace and justice at this time. It only takes one rotten apple to spoil the barrel. It only takes one hypocritical Christian to cause people to be put off of God and church. One sinner can destroy much good. But let's not let them. But one Jesus who bore our sin on the cross can bring forgiveness and reconciliation. Prayer:
Father I pray that you would bring peace at this time. We pray for wisdom. We pray for true justice for George Floyd. In Jesus' name, Amen. We pray for reconciliation and oneness.