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Disagreements in Christian Life

Discussion in 'Devotionals' started by Greg Gordon, Sep 13, 2017.

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    If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. - Galatians 5:15

    It is unbelievable at times to see how even believers can disagree. One side sticks their feet in and the other side does also. No one is budging or willing to say they are wrong, both are right! Or so they think. Disagreements also happen in marriages, Churches and ministries.

    The world is helplessly divided as people have strong opinions on so many different topics and choices in life. These strong beliefs people have even come to the place where hurtful actions are taken against each other because of our desires to be right and have our own way (James 4:1).

    Many people are divided and hurt over differences in the body of Christ also as the Apostle James wrote to believers who were "warring" against each other. All these differences result in hurt lives, divided believers and the world looking on in shock and amazement at this scene. When we can claim to believe in the greatest news in the world that men can be freed from their sins and point to this life-giving Saviour but in the same breath speak evil of our other brethren that have been redeemed we bring a reproach to the world.

    The beautiful opposite of disagreements is agreement and unity. Our Lord says: That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. (John 17:21). St. Clement of Rome in AD 90 said, "“Love admits no schisms: love gives rise to no seditions: love does all things in harmony.”

    Christ is not divided neither is his body should be divided. When we humble ourselves and pick up our crosses we choose the low way below disagreements. It takes 2 brothers to argue and debate, but a humble brother will not answer back. Choose today to be an agent of peace and humility, this is pleasing to the Lord and allows His body to be beautiful to Him and the on looking world.
     
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  4. Greetings,

    Usually people want to win rather than do what is right.

    In Philippians 2:1-11 we read :
    If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

    Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory;

    but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

    Look not every man on his own things,
    but every man also on the things of others.


    Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
    And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    1Corinthians 3:23
    And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

    We need to remember and remind each other of the Grace of GOD which is to us forgiveness.

    Matthew 18: 21-35
    Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
    Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

    Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
    But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
    The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

    Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
    But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
    And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

    So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
    Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
    And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

    So likewise shall My heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

    Romans 6:23
    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Bless you ....><>
     
  5. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
    For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
    For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
    But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
    If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

    James 1:22-26​
     

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