GALATIANS 5:STAND FAST THEREFORE IN THE LIBERTY THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US IN JESUS CHRIST-BUT DONT DEVOUR ONE ANOTHER!
This has to do with my prayer for the Body of Christ. God gave me verse 15 - showed me we are devouring each other!
There is nothing new under the sun. The dissension Paul writes about here was about circumcision - keeping the law - false teaching. The subject may have changed, but the quarrels have the same cause (the enemy and prevalently the flesh). And the results are the same - those walking with the Lord being troubled by those walking after the flesh.
Sin is in the camp. When did the pastors stop preaching holiness? I am talking about the majority of the American churches here. Sin seems to rule there, and people (some followers of Jesus, some not) are fighting for position / devouring each other. And the enemy loves it!
The most vicious and evil - and oh so subtle - attacks are against those who walk by faith with their Savior. Throughout my life I have heard it "takes two to tangle" (in so many expressions). I stand up to those telling me that - usually it is said in very general terms. I tell them that may be true many times - but not always. How do you make peace with someone who is a perpetrator of evil and does not want peace? One could compromise and submit or surrender, but that is not peace and the freedom God gives!
There is so much false teaching out there, it is awful - and destructive.
Paul sets an example in dealing with it.
I guess I am a bit fired up tonight. I tend to get that way when I feel passionate about something. Thank you for listening.
May 22, 2014