The one who desires life, to love and see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.  He must turn away from evil and do good; He must seek peace and pursue it. I Peter 3:10-11

Do you ever want to give someone a piece of your mind?  I do!  Sometimes people just do the dumbest things and I am dying to set them straight! I’m sure that once I get it off my chest, I will feel so much better!

But will I really?  Probably not.

If I want to see good days, I must use my words wisely.  I must hotly pursue peace instead of letting my hot spirit run my mouth.

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.  Proverbs 17:14

He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.  Proverbs 17:27

Have you ever started a quarrel because you just couldn’t let it go?  And once the floodgate was opened, there was no stopping it. Everyone was drowned in hurt when it was over.

It’s okay to be hot.  Just be hot in the right way.  Control the heat instead of letting the heat control you!

Be hot in love for one another! And stay that way!

Fervently (hotly) love one another from the heart.  I Peter 1:22

Above all, keep fervent (hot) in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.  I Peter 4:8

at-the-crossWhen someone does something dumb to you, choose to forgive them. Choose good. Choose peace. By doing so, your love for them will stay hot!  And you will see good days!

Christ loves you with a fervent love! Love others the way He loves you! John 15:12