It is interesting how much attention we give to people who love to fight, brawl, argue, split hairs, and cause division in our modern culture. Our news channels have discussion panels with red-faced pundits showing disrespect towards anyone who does not share their point of view. It’s angry, toxic, and stress-inducing to anyone who views it. I cannot bear to watch any of it anymore, whether it is on television or social media. Hatred has bled into the fabric of our culture. Rancor is spilling into our interactions with our fellow citizens and family members.
The psalmist encourages us to take a time-out from such an adversarial life. We should search for a godly alternative. He admonishes us to turn our eyes away from the purveyors of divisiveness. Instead, we should look at those who are honest and kind. I like the Amplified Bible’s translation of our scripture: