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Sunday, August 12, 2012

August 12: Love One Another


NOTE TO SELF: What a sad time we’re living in. When Christians should be standing alongside each other, we are instead back biting and arguing over semantics. We’re changing God’s Word and fitting it into our neat little pockets. One side is arguing that they know the real God, and the other side decides they are going to hell in a hand basket. Where’s the love, people?!

Agree with one another.

Love one another.

Be DEEP-SPIRITED FRIENDS. Are we being friends with one another? Are we even being “friendly” with each other?

We are spending more time disagreeing with each other, debating God’s Word rather than taking it at face value. We think we need 900 different volumes of interpretation, when in fact, the Truth is as simple as can be. Why, then, are we not agreeing on Truth?

In the past few weeks, it hasn’t been the non-believers who have been attacking me, but rather so-called Christians (or believers in some form or fashion). Whether it was in a spiteful tone, a sarcastic tone, or even a loving tone, the attacks were brutal on my spiritual walk. When we can’t agree, or refuse to love, and won’t allow ourselves to be deep-spirited friends with one another, we aren’t helping God’s cause. We are acting against it. And when we beat each other up over semantics, we’re crushing the spirits of those who are on fire for Christ. That’s really not the fires we should be putting out.

PRAYER: Father, please bring unity back to Your people. Gather up Your flock and draw them to Your Truth. Connect Your children as one loving family of brothers and sisters. Help us to agree with Your Word and agree together on what that means for our lives. Amen.

JOURNAL: Have you recently had “interactions” with other Christians about the meaning of the Bible? How did the conversation end?

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