How wonderful it is, how pleasant, for God’s people to live together in harmony! Psalm 133:1 (GNB)
It is mind boggling to think that every human being who has ever trod on this planet, was. or is, a person in their own right with a unique personality and distinctive traits. Our individual fingerprints are proof that we are all different.
Sometimes those differences can lead to tensions, bickering and quarrelling even between God’s people. Yet there can also be strength in diversity. “Each one does the work which the Lord gave him to do. I (Paul) sowed the seed, Apollos watered the plant, but it was God who made the plant grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:5-6
Only the devil’s interests are served when believers argue and put each other down.
The persons who serve God best are the ones who develop the qualities they have been given. Rather than arguing with other Christians they should also be encouraging them to develop their God given talents.
A thought to ponder: Christians should never forget who is also present when they meet. “For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.”Matthew 18:20.
Prayer: Almighty God by whose grace alone we are accepted and called to your service. Strengthen us by your Holy Spirit that we may discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children. Through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen