The Apostle Paul wrote these words to the church:
“I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Master. I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 (MSG)
Like Paul I am very concern about the behavior of the church. The church at Corinth had a problem, as a matter of fact it had three(3) major problems.
The first problem was: They Did Not Get Along With Each Other
It may not be possible to get along with everyone! “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” Romans 12:18 (NASB) but we must respect and be at peace with each other, and learn how to live with people who are different in The Lord. I am tired of so call believer fighting each other on social media. All this name calling and fighting is not bringing glory God’s kingdom. STOP IT!
The second problem was: They Were Not Considerate to One Another
To be considerate is to show awareness or regard for another’s feelings or circumstances. As believers we need to be very, very careful of what and how we say things, especially over social media. Once you put it out there you can’t pull it back.
The third problem was: They Were Not Growing Together
The text said they were not “cultivating a life in common” the word cultivate is an agricultural term meaning to prepare and work the land in preparation to raise crops. To have things in common, means that we are going to work at it. Having all things in common in the body of Christ requires work.
As the body of Christ (The Church) let’s stop fighting each other and start fighting the kingdom of darkness. Let’s stop quoting blessing Scriptures, while we ignore the ones that talk about Holy living.
Your Iron Coach,