Devotion: Correct and not aggravate issues

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Job 2:9-10 “Then his wife said to him, “Are you still holding firmly to your integrity? Curse God, and die!And he said to her, You are talking like one of the foolish women.”

When Job was in problems, his wife came up with a foolish solution, that he had to curse God and die.

That couldn’t solve anything and instead could have aggravated the matter. Job never listened to the foolish solution and instead he chose the godly solution.

He prayed and he got a solution. Job 42:10 “And the Lord made up to Job for all his losses, after he had made prayer for his friends: and all Job had before was increased by the Lord twice as much.”

It reminds me of a solution given by one of Jacob sons Reuben. When Simeon was held in Egypt prison, Jacob didn’t want Benjamin to go there in case he would lose him too.

Then Reuben brought his solution to the issue. Genesis 42:36-37 “And Jacob their father said to them, You have taken my children from me: Joseph is gone and Simeon is gone, and now you would take Benjamin away; all these things have come on me.

And Reuben said, Put my two sons to death if I do not come back to you with him; let him be in my care and I will give him safely back to you.”

Jacob lost his son Joseph years back, another son Simeon was retained in prison in Egypt, and Benjamin is bring taken to Egypt. Then Reuben says if he is not back, his two children ( these were grand children of Jacob) should be killed. So instead of solving the problem, it was an aggravation of the same. More sons and grand sons would have been lost.

If you are in a situation, don’t solve it by aggravation of the same. For example if you are in trouble, don’t quit praying and make God your enemy because its too much on you.

It won’t solve anything. If someone has wronged you, don’t revenge because it won’t solve anything. Look for ways to solve and not to aggravate the problem.

Additional scripture:Phi 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Confession
I will look for a solution and not merely aggravate the issues at hand. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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