Division in a Group

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When you are involved in an event that has caused division, anger, people leaving your group etc, how do you deal with that turmoil. Some want to know the “juicy”, others don’t want to be bothered with the details. I am not saying that we should not judge and call a spade a spade. But, if you do judge, make sure that you are good one, a righteous one [John 7:24] . Get the facts, Pro 18:13 {KJV} He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. How many times have I seen conclusions drawn without the facts. The facts are hard to come by and the conclusions, should be even harder; but it should be something we are able to do. I Cor 6:2 {KJV} Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

Sometimes peoples intentions are innocent, sometimes absolutely filled with hate masked like a wolf in sheep’s clothing driven by something they, themselves cannot even describe. We should not be asleep at the wheel, our lamps should be full, our loins girded and ready to go, our radar up and looking for the evil one. Matt 10:16 {KJV} Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. We need to understand our enemy, we can think it is a person, people or organization, but the fight is more common than that. Eph 6:12 {KJV} For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

God gives us the tools and the power to deal with every foe. He orders us to put on his whole armor, to get ready for battle (vs 13-17) and finally, vs 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;. Our concern should be for our brothers and sisters, we should not sweep wrong-doing under the rug, we should deal with it, but where we can show love, it covers a multitude of sin (Prov 10:12, I Pe 4:8).

So when we come across problems in a group, church, family or in the work place, don’t step in unless you need to, but when you need to, make sure that you are a righteous judge – executing good judgment with facts and understanding and above all, that your judgment has love in it for all involved!

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