Friday

We May Not Like All Our Fellow Christians, But We Can Still Love Them

Acts 15:36-41, Ephesians 4:31-32, Getting along with people
Are you sometimes confused by disagreements and conflict between Christians? Shouldn't Believers get along?

It's true that applying Biblical principles to our relationships will improve them, but we are still imperfect people.
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Paul and Barnabas, both mighty men of God, had a strong disagreement and parted ways (Acts 15:36-41).

I recently read that Elizabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint, both mighty women of God, didn't get along very well either. They ended up parting ways.*

Reading between the lines, we'd find similar situations in many biographies of great saints.

We won't automatically like every Christian and we won't work well with every Christian. 

But God never asked us to "like" everyone or work with everyone. He asks this:
"Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:31-32

* Do the Next Thing

3 comments:

  1. another standing ovation post!! Thank-you for using your gift to God's glory!

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  2. I followed your link and read the "Do the Next Thing" article. Quite interesting. Thanks for sharing. and thanks for your encouraging love notes.

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