Don’t we all wear the same jersey?
It is amazing to me, how many Christians are at odds with each other over trivial matters. We essentially fight over who loves God “the most”, who loves Him the “right way” and other less pressing issues. Too many Christians waste too much time fighting other Christians.
What if the body of Christ actually took Jesus’ advice and looked to help others, build them up, and work together to advance God’s work? What if we took all the time and energy of fighting each other and instead worked toward helping and saving others?
Think of all the work that needs to be done: the church doors closing, ministries shutting down, people starving, those dying physically and spiritually. There is no shortage of work that needs to be done yet the biggest obstacle to Christianity is often…well, other “Christians”. How can we attract others to faith when we are so quick to fight one another? No one is perfect, but if we don’t show the love of Christ toward other believers how can we possibly attract non-believers. When we fight those on the same team, our opponent – the enemy wins! Let us fight the bigger battles and let’s stop wasting precious time!
I am reminded of Titus 3:9: “But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.”
What do you think?