What good is peace? – Proverbs 10:12 | 2-minute meditation


Meditate on Proverbs 10:12, to understand the radical difference between love and hate.

Proverbs 10:12
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You have to love the simplicity but profound insight of the Proverbs. Proverbs 10 verse 12. Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offences.

Let’s think about that. Let’s meditate on that. Hatred results in strife. Where does strife come from? Hatred. Where do wars come from? Hatred. Wars come from thinking that our agenda, our needs are more important than those of the enemy against whom we’re warring.

It may arise for righteous reasons, intolerance of injustices or human rights abuses, but ultimately, hatred has to be in there somewhere, whether it’s on our side or theirs, or even both.

Hatred leads to strife, but love covers all offenses. This doesn’t mean I don’t think that love ignores justice, that love forgets offenses. Love finds a way to recover from offenses.

In a good functional relationship where love is involved, if someone has wounded us or offended us, we together seek reconciliation because of love. So, what this world needs, definitely peace, but most of all, more love.

And the source of all love is God himself. That’s what we need. We don’t need hatred, we don’t need anger, we don’t need bitterness or resentment. We need love. Maybe the Beatles were right about one thing.

Lord God, thank you for sending perfect love to this world in the form of your Son. Lord, please help us to work towards increasing love in our hearts and in our lives, letting your Holy Spirit do his work within. And may peace come to our nations and to this world. Amen.

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