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The Bible teaches: Where there is strife, there is every evil work (James 3:16).
It is so easy for us to be drawn into wrong desires by the pressures and lies of even well-meaning Christians. Strife is defined as: angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict. If you allow strife into your lives, the works of the flesh will begin to be manifested in your lives.
You will be against something more than you are for something. Jealousy, envy will be at work in your life that will cause the Holy Spirit to be grieved in your life. So, we can’t allow strife into our lives. Don’t allow anyone to destroy your joy and peace because they have an issue with something or someone.
Life is way too short to allow strife into your life. Cut it off, whatever the source of it is. I won’t allow strife into my life at all because it is so destructive it ruins people. It leads to gossip, slander of someone or something. When strife begins to work in you, stop it. Say, No I’m not going to listen to whatever people are saying. And if you do, go and find out the other side. Strife cannot survive truth. Strife wants to hide in the dark. Bring whatever the issue is into the light, and allow truth to set you free.
Strife will only hurt your life — don’t allow it ever!
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 8:38 AM CDT
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