Friday, February 24, 2012

Division Doesn't Benefit Anyone

Unity was a major theme within the early Church as recorded in the Book of Acts. It is necessary or otherwise division will destroy the Church. It is obvious from numerous Bible passages that division doesn't benefit anyone.

Jesus spoke about this in Mark 3:13-35. As one of the Pharisees came from Jerusalem, he accused Jesus of being possessed by Beelzbul, the ruler of demons; which empowered Him to cast demons out of people. Jesus spoke to the Pharisee and the crowd around Him with a simple reminder"

"If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand" (verses 24&25).

The emphasis of course is that division doesn't benefit anyone. Satan would not benefit from attacking himself. Why would the enemy do something that would lead to destruction? Of course that same question is out there for Churches & Christians today. Why do we allow division between ourselves and other believers to continue? Why do we do nothing when people attack the unity of the Church? We as believers and we as Churches must strive, at all cost, to protect and promote unity. After all, division doesn't benefit anyone.

Praying Today for:
(1) Lake O' the Pines = Ally Creek
(2) State = Arizona
(3) Nation = El Salvador
(4) Southeast Asian Peoples around the World

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