As I have grown older, and hopefully more mature, I have become less patient with those who seek to cause division among people or who purposefully undermine other people’s efforts to do good. This impatience also holds for people who claim to follow Christ, but are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. As the Scripture tells us, it is best to avoid them, but sometimes that is hard to do. I pray that the Lord God will guide us, through the Holy Spirit, to stand up for Jesus Christ and His teachings. May we be strong and courageous, but may a hedge of protection be placed around us to keep us from harm. Amen.
Verse: Romans 16:17-18 (NIV)
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.