GOD’S EXCHANGE

Instead of sin, forgiveness

Instead of war, peace

Instead of poverty, sufficiency

Instead of nationalism, humanity

Instead of conspiracy, science

Instead of judging, appreciation

Instead of defensiveness, attention

Instead of desire, acceptance

Instead of control, affection

Instead of fantasy, freedom

Instead of differences, unity

Instead of illness, health

Instead of worry, trust

Instead of pollution, purity

Instead of hatred, love

Instead of isolation, community

Instead of discontentment, gratitude

Instead of anger, patience

Instead of bitterness, understanding

Instead of confusion, order

Instead of prejudice, approval

Instead of complaining, gratefulness

Instead of negatives, positives

Instead of self-concern, compassion

Instead of greed, generosity

Instead of authoritarianism, service

Instead of discouragement, hope

Instead of sorrow, joy

Instead of discouragement, inspiration

Instead of parsimony, celebration

Instead of isolation, connectedness

Instead of bondage, liberty

Instead of addiction, freedom

Instead of weariness, energy

Instead of dullness, creativity

Instead of despair, hope

Instead of sadness, happiness

Instead of ashes, beauty

Instead of weakness, vigor

Instead of indignity, nobility 

Instead of ugliness, loveliness

 Instead of falsehood, truth

Instead of blame, admiration

Instead of rejection, welcoming

Instead of wrong, right

Instead of evil, good

Instead of injustice, justice

Instead of meanness, benevolence

Instead of bullying, kindness

Instead of censure, appreciation

Instead of violence, goodwill

Instead of dissonance, harmony

Instead of anger, serenity

Instead of infidelity, faithfulness

Instead of ignorance, knowledge 

Instead of betrayal, loyalty

Instead of talking, listening

Instead of depression, esteem

Instead of victimization, power

Instead of haste, contemplation

Instead of irritability, amiableness

Instead of harshness, kindness

Instead of fixing, caring

Instead of pride, humility

Instead of religion, relationship

Instead of conceit, meekness

Instead of intemperance, self-control 

Instead of bondage, manumission

Instead of isolation, connectedness

Instead of loneliness, companionship

Instead of ruins, new beginnings 

Instead of stuff, spirit

Instead of self-hatred, self-love

Instead of brokenness, shalom

Instead of guilt, hesed

Instead of timidity, courage

Instead of darkness, light

Instead of confusion, guidance

Instead of death, life

About Dr. Larry Taylor

Radical Anabaptist Jesus Freak Red Letter Christian, sailor, thinker, pastor, teacher, chaplain, counselor, husband, father, grandfather

Posted on August 2, 2020, in anabaptist, Bible, Bible Teaching, bodily resurrection, Christianity, creation, Jesus, Justice, Kingdom Life, kingdom of God, parables, Peace Shalom Hesed, Spirituality, The Cross, Worship. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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