Sunday, February 17, 2019
Daily Devotion: Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable
Bible Reading: Acts 15: 36-41
Key Verse: Verse 39 - "And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;”
Key Words: And the contention was so sharp between them
If the Lord was to line all of the believers up in a straight line both Paul and Barnabas would be so far ahead of me that I would never see them. But with that said, I can’t fathom these men of God having such a sharp contentious disagreement.
Disagreements come because two or more people see things differently and both demand to have their way.
I do believe that Satan and the world smile with delight at believers arguing and belittling one another.
The two key elements in solving a disagreement are humility and more humility.
Although George Whitefield disagreed with John Wesley on some theological matters, he was careful not to create problems in public that could be used to hinder the preaching of the gospel. When someone asked Whitefield if he thought he would see Wesley in heaven, Whitefield replied, “I fear not, for he will be so near the eternal throne and we at such a distance, we shall hardly get sight of him.”
What to do:
✞ It’s always best to disagree without having a disagreeable spirit.
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