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Agree to Disagree

  • This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you insist confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men; but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. Titus 3:8-9 WEB.

    Years ago, I felt everyone needed to believe like me, and I could make a convincing argument as to why. In bible college, we often had vigorous discussions about some petty point of doctrine. Yet, not once do I remember convincing anyone of anything except to avoid me when they saw me coming.

    Jesus told us to Love God and to love each other. Yet by large, we search out reasons to disagree. It is great to discuss things, but when you reach a point of disagreement and neither party will change their mind, then move on to the next topic. It is OK to disagree. We are all wrong about something, and no one needs our approval to go to heaven. So be nice and be loving in your conversation.

    It has to sadden the Lord to see His people pointing their fingers at each other while the world looks on and laughs. We argue amongst ourselves like little spoiled children, accusing each other, while the world goes to hell around us. Heresy has become anything we don't like or that we disagree with.

    We don't have to agree on everything. Jesus is Lord, He died for our sins, He was resurrected, and by faith in Him, we are saved. If we can agree on these things, let us be happy and not seek out reasons to disagree. Some people eat meat. Some do not. Some go to church on Sunday, some do not. Some drink wine, some do not. Some prefer dresses, some do not.

    People don't have to agree with you to be saved because you are not God. In a family, the children may not agree or even like one another, but the parents love them all just the same. In the same way, God loves us all, even the people we don't like.

    So do yourself a favor today and just let the disagreement go. You do not have to be right, and if you are, you should not be so insecure about what others think. If they are wrong, God will fix them sooner or later. Adding more words will usually just broaden the gap between you and them, every single time. Let's agree to disagree.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me see the world through Your eyes. Speak to me and through me and give me the grace to keep my mouth shut until the proper time. Give me wisdom and tact in my relationships. Guide my every step. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Matthew 2:1-2 "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ This week's theme is "Wise Men Still Seek Him"! All of our themes are always open wide for creative interpretation and we encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Jessica Anne
Jessica Anne

Really good advice! Thank you.

December 22, 2020
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

December 22, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion. Such a strong message in this devotional.  We all can learn from this one. Thank you & Sylvia for all you do. Amen

December 22, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 22, 2020
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me be more outgoing and enjoy my day to day life. In the name of Jesus Amen 

December 22, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

December 22, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Guide us for you and your glory Jesus. Amen 

December 22, 2020
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus!

December 22, 2020
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Yes ! Yes! Yes ! thank you so much!

 

December 22, 2020
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

December 22, 2020
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Great message Pastor Dion and one I needed to be reminded of! Amen!

December 22, 2020
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

December 22, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 22, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all you have done in our lives, help us to agree to disagree in every situation we encounter. When I speak let me see the world through Your eyes and speak to me and through me, thank You Father. In the Holy name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. That Your love and care be with us, Amen.

Great devotional reminder Pastor, as always thank you and Sylvia. Amen 

December 22, 2020
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Yes I agree 100% with this. Too many Christians argue over things that are not important to their salvation and the answer really doesn't matter. Thank you for this reminder today. Arguing about petty things like this can just separate Christians not help them.

December 22, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 22, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

December 22, 2020
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Thank you for this important lesson, Pastor Dion! 

December 22, 2020