Works of the flesh series: Divisions

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Divisions



“But I urge you, believers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in full agreement in what you say, and that there be no divisions or factions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your way of thinking and in your judgment [about matters of the faith].”
— ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The world of today is divided into so many different realms and groups, that it is kinda hard to catch up to how many there are.


There are divisions in regards to dealing with the authorities, with each other and even our own social values.


We have different political parties therefore, we have people divided into different sides of politics.


We have many religions therefore, we have people believing in Christ and then we have people who don't believe in Christ.


There are divisions in families and communities.


Sometimes, there are divisions in families, perhaps because of one or some are jealous of the other, or there has been a conflict that hasn't been fully resolved and bitterness has taken charge of their hearts.


I have witnessed lots of divisions in my family and I have even been part of it.


I have had fights with so many of my cousins and instead of resolving them there and then, I had chosen to stick up to pride and walk away bitter, believing that I was right and that whoever it was that was fighting with me was out of their minds.


It took God to plant and water a seed of love, forgiveness and unity in me for me to finally, FINALLY, be able to say that there's no one in my family that I hate or I am fighting.


For those of my family that are reading this: If you have any unresolved resentment with me, please come forward. I've been here thinking that things are reasonably alright so. . . Don't be shy and come talk to me.


We also have divisions in our church sometimes. I'm not talking about having different pastors for children, teens, married couples and so forth. . . I'm actually talking about the members of the church not getting along. I'm talking about there being breakage of unity in the church.


Divisions in our church are dangerous and could bring heresies (schools of thoughts), which could become sinful when it causes members of the church and community to reject the sound doctrine of the Bible and in Its place, a false doctrine be taught as the truth.


However, divisions are not new, though. They come all the way from the moment Eve fell for the deceptions of the enemy, and mankind was stripped from a profound relationship with God.


Actually, it started way back when Lucifer went against the Lord and fell along with his mates, causing a divine division and now the bastard wants us all to follow his league.


We are called to stand in unity, not to be divided and we should work on being like that.


No more turning our friends and peers against each other because we want them to tag along with our perspective.


No more gossiping and ruining relationships.


Let’s stand united.


How to watch out for it?

Here are a few tips to stir away from division and stand in unity with others:

  • Let the bitterness and hate go. Seek to make amends with others even if it means swallowing your pride.

  • Seek to be the peacemaker in your family. Unite people.

  • PRAY! Sometimes we get too caught up in proving that we are right instead of letting go of our bitterness and forgive others, and ourselves, so that we can be united once more. We need God, we always do, to uproot our bitterness out of us and plant and water His seed of love in our lives.



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