Where Should a Christ-follower Stand in a Divisive World?

Take a Stand - Discovering what the Bible has to say about where we should stand in a climate of division and hate. Click to find out more! #messymarriage #Bibleverse #Bible #division #unity #standupfor

“Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.”  —Romans 15:7

These are powerful words from the Apostle Paul, aren’t they? But they surely do not reflect the state that our world is in! So, with that in mind …

Where does the world stand?

Take a Stand - Discovering what the Bible has to say about where we should stand in a climate of division and hate. Click to find out more! #messymarriage #Bibleverse #Bible #division #unity #standupfor

No one disputes that we live in a divisive and inhospitable day and age. Many of us feel divided by everything from our particular race, nationality, age, gender, religion, political party, social and marital status, as well as whether or not we’ve been abused! 

And that’s just the beginning of the differences and divisions!

Sadly, most are scrambling to choose a side in this vitriolic and hostile climate

But that kind of response is in stark contrast to the believer’s calling.

Christ-followers are to stand alongside, accept and be for each other, not come against each other. In fact, we are even commanded to love not just those who are like us, but those who are our enemies as well (Mt. 5:44). Quite the courageous calling! 

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Click here to read the rest of my devotional over at Devotableapp.com today.

 

How do you feel about the divisive state of our country and world? 

 

What are you doing, as a Christ-follower, to make a positive change?

 


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4 responses to “Where Should a Christ-follower Stand in a Divisive World?”

  1. Beth, I could not agree more. Our mission as Christians is not to allow the divisive rhetoric to divide us. We must allow our love and compassion to shine through. Thank you for this very topical post.

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  2. This is so good, Beth! It’s easy to say we accept others until the first controversy arises and we find out how hard it really is. God is the unifier and He calls us to do the same. There will always be situations where we don’t agree but the question is can we still show love for the other person. I pray I am not so quick to feel frustrated by those who immediately put all their opinions on social media.

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  3. I love that you wrote about this! I struggle with knowing many believers have joined in the noise instead of trusting God. I try to remember to pray for our leaders and our country, knowing God is always on His throne no matter what we go through. And that no sin is new to Him. Thanks for starting this great conversation! Enjoyed being your neighbor on #MomentsOfHope. 🙂

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  4. Hi Beth! What a good article! It’s a fine line between creating a healthy boundary between yourself and someone who hurts you and rejecting someone who hurts you. That’s one I really have to chew on some more!

    Much love to you!
    Lori

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