“You must get along with each other…” (1 Cor 1:10 TM)
If you keep bailing out of relationship every time they hit troubled waters, get used to your own company – its the only company you’ll have! The best relationship you can hope for is an imperfect one you keep working on every day. Relationships can’t be based on seeing eye to eye on all points, but on a commitment to love each other and a willingness to work for peace…(Matt 5:9 NLT) Notice, peace making is work, but the rewards are worth it. Relationships are always worth restoring. God wants us to value our relationships instead of discarding them every time there’s a problem. Paul wrote. If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you… Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends… (Phil 2:1-2TM) Our ability to get along with each other is a mark of spiritual maturity. God wants His family to be known for their love. Strife and bickering send the wrong message to a watching world. Paul was embarrassed when the church in Corinth started splitting into warring factious and taking each other to court. “shame on you he wrote “Surely there is at least one wise person.. who can settle a dispute between fellow Christians” (1 Cor 6:5NT) He was shocked and disappointed that nobody was man enough to resolve the conflict peacefully. So he wrote, I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other’ (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: Gracious Father, help me to love others as You have loved me since we belong to your family. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Putting Christ first brings satisfaction that lasts.