“I AM NOT ARGUING . . .”

“Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’ ‘I don’t know,’ he replied. ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?'”   Genesis 4:9 NIV

 

Read:  Genesis 4:1-16

 

An irritated man continued his defensive tirade, with his boss, affirming; “I am not arguing with you; I am just explaining to you why I am right!”.

 

In Genesis 4, we learn of Cain lying to GOD after he killed his brother Abel.   GOD knew better.   Then Cain argued with GOD over the punishment GOD was to use.  Cain was wrong on all counts, yet he kept up his argument.

 

Have you ever continued an argument just to prove you were right?   Did it do you any good or did it just provoke the other person even more?

 

Sometimes, we want to be right so much, we go to great lengths to prove our point when in reality there is no point to be made.  We can choose to walk away and be the better person rather than dig our heels in.  We have a better chance of convincing the other person we are right when we are gracious than when we are obstinate.

 

Today’s prayer:  “LORD, Thank YOU for forgiving me when I am so wrong.   Help me to be more understanding and less rigid in my dealings with others.  Amen.”