DO YOU DIVIDE OR BRING PEACE?
Next up we are going to take a look at what it means to have a divisive tongue. The scripture reference for today is:
Matthew 5:9 (The Message)
9“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.
One of the enemies most effective ways to hinder progression is through divide and conquer. There is power, synergy and blessings when 2-3 touch and agree and are in harmony; therefore he makes every effort to bring division.
Believe it or not there are people out there who purposefully try to bring division and confusion amongst people and situations. They enjoy dissension and division.
You must not be ignorant to the enemies tactics: he will cause you to become offended over a harmless statement, you will read more into a comment than the speaker intended, you will ascribe impure motives to someone’s behavior or even believe a lie. Again, we MUST rely solely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit within us who will reveal the truth of any situation.
Have you ever pulled someone aside to share that someone else had said something about them? Were your intentions to gain favor with person A and expose person B for speaking poorly about someone? Were you indirectly communicating your own feelings about the “bad guy” at the expense of someone else? Either way your words have the potential to cause dissension if your underlying motives are not to bring peace and togetherness.
You are to refrain from causing division and become an active agent of peace by using your best effort to reconcile parties in conflict.
Today ask God to help you make every effort to speak words the bring peace and to help you refrain from any and all communication that creates dis-unity.
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