Monday, November 11, 2019

Daily Devotion: Conflict and Perspective

Bible Reading: Exodus 16:1-9

Key Verse: Verse 3 - "And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger."

Key Words: in the land of Egypt…we did eat bread to the full

Sometimes in the midst of conflict we tend to get bent out of shape and forget where we came from and how blessed we truly are.

I remember when gas prices went to over a dollar a gallon for the first time, and all the “complaining” that accompanied the rise of the price of gasoline. I did a comparative study and here is what I found. (These prices are from the time when gas prices first went over a dollar per gallon.)

Compared with Gasoline
Diet Snapple 16 oz. $1.29 => $10.32 per gallon
Lipton Iced Tea 16 oz.$1.19 => $9.52 per gallon
Gatorade 20 oz. $1.59 => $10.17 per gallon
Ocean Spray 16 oz. $1.25 => $10.00 per gallon
Brake Fluid 12 oz. $3.15 => $33.60 per gallon
Vick’s Nyquil 6 oz. $8.35 => $178.13 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4 oz. $3.85 => $123.20 per gallon
Whiteout 7 oz. $1.39 =>  $25.42 per gallon
Scope 1.5 oz. $.99 =>  $84.48 per gallon
Evian Water 9 oz. $1.49 =>  $21.19 per gallon

($21.19 for water and the buyers don’t even know the source. Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

Ever wonder why printers are so cheap? Because they have you hooked for the ink. Someone calculated the cost of the ink at...(you won’t believe it... but it is true...) $5,200.00 per gallon.

While all of these prices are high; you do realize, do you not, that Jesus paid the highest price when He shed His blood on Calvary for you and me? I am so glad He thought we were worth the high price He paid for us.

So often we find ourselves in conflict with others and ourselves because we fail to keep things in a Godly perspective.

What to do:
✞ Don’t get all bent out of shape. Keep things in perspective.

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