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Joining today again with the #Five Minute Friday group of writers where we write for 5 minutes on a one word prompt. Today’s prompt is: Compromise

This is a hard one because often Compromise is based on circumstances, situations, feelings, people, pressures etc. it can almost feel arbitrary.

Is compromise a good thing? It can be. Is compromise necessary? It could be.

So what do we do when things are arbitrary, when there are many variables to take into consideration before we form opinions or beliefs let alone know when to compromise on them.

We look to the Lord who changes not. We look to God who IS. He just IS. He is absolute. He is absolute truth, He is absolute righteous, He is absolute just, He is absolute faithful, He is absolute steadfast, He is absolute goodness, He is absolute love, He is absolute.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

James 1:17

There is no variation or shadow of turning with Him because He is absolute.

So when faced with life choices and dilemma’s let us look to God, the absolute judge of all things and align our choices and lives to Him and His ways.

10 thoughts on “Compromise”

  1. Fiona, I am most grateful that in this world which is ever changing and shifting, our God never changes. He remains the same – yesterday, today, and forever. Constant.

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  2. I agree with what you said, in theory. In practical terms I think God is pretty clear about what is right and what is wrong; when compromise is good, and when compromise is bad. God has given His Word, and we can and should search for what is wrong and what is right. I do not believe compromise is arbitrary or hard to figure out. In my blog, I wrote about when compromise is clearly good, and when compromise is clearly bad. I do agree of course that we should always look to God and His Word for wisdom and guidance but as I said compromise can clearly be good or clearly be bad.

    Terri D
    #7 FMF

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  3. Your wonderful post inspired a sonnet, Fiona. I hope you like it.

    Two sides to each story,
    and both are always flawed,
    but cobber, do not worry;
    there’s just one side to God.
    His love is undiluted,
    His wrath not second-guessed,
    He’s righteousness imputed
    and our faith can pass the test.
    In Him there is no turning shade
    like that which haunts our souls,
    and His brightness like a blade
    cleaves to make us whole.
    He’s fair dinkum, straight and true,
    your best mate, chum; He died for you.

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  4. In some situations it can be difficult to know the right thing to do – when we should compromise and when we should stand firm. This is a good reminder to look to God and seek his wisdom.

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