“Iron does not mix with clay,” the Bible warns in Daniel 2:43, a statement that really convicted me yesterday when I heard someone I love adopt my sarcastic attitude and tone of voice about a person in my past who behaved appallingly. Just as iron does not mix with clay, neither do yesterday’s hurts and insults mix with the joy of today.
Christians simply cannot afford to nurse bitterness. It rubs off on those around them and is a terrible witness. The world hates, accuses, mocks, and ridicules those with whom it disagrees. The world doesn’t know better. The Christian does. We have a Guidebook, written by God.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21.
Personally, I need to guard my mouth and make sure that I am speaking life, because its fruit is sweet. Besides; clay and iron do not mix.
4 thoughts on “Iron and Clay”
Thank you for this. It is hard not to be bitter impossible really except Jesus provides the grace to to it if I am willing.
Thanks, Scott. You are so right. Without Jesus it would be impossible not to be bitter and without willingness to depend on Jesus – it would also be impossible. May God bless you and smother you with His love so all bitterness and disappointment disappears.
A lesson in this, I feel, Steph. I too have been bitter, but my saving grace is I’m so busy I forget about it…come to think of it, I forget about everything, especially the things I need to remember! 😀 Lots of love, dear!
You made me laugh, Val! Thanks! Yes, being too busy to think about it is marvelous and you are certainly that! Thanks. Lots of love back.