Saturday, July 9, 2016

Relationships gone wrong

July 9

Daily Bible Reading: Acts 15:22 – 41

Verse of the Day: Acts 15:39 – “And there arose a sharp contention, so that they parted asunder one from the other, and Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away unto Cyprus:”

Even in the first church, and among none other than Paul and Barnabus, the possibility of a heated argument (the Greek word here used is the base of our word paroxysm), so great was the disagreement that Paul and Barnabus separated from each other. Luke does not assign blame for the disagreement.

Sometimes Christians will disagree heartily over some issues. The lesson we can take form this is, it is probably best for believers to separate instead of getting the whole church involved. Each went the way that God directed them and were used by Him.

Are there fellow Christians that you are ardently in disagreement with? Perhaps, instead of entangling the whole Body in this case, it would be best to step away and allow God to handle it.

Prayer: God, give insight in relationships.

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