As I think back to Obadiah and God's message through this prophet, I am reminded of our need to be on God's side and not in opposition with Him. So what does that mean? As believers, we can get in God's way. We can gossip, ignore, hurt or really anything to a fellow Christian. If we are going against God's people, we are breaking His laws and being disobedient.
The ten commandments let the Israelites know what God's basic laws were, but Jesus took them a step further while on earth. Anger towards someone is no different than murder and lusting is no different than adultery. (Matthew 5)
NewLife, we need to make sure that we are building the body up - and not tearing it down - both at NewLife and with all of God's people wherever they worship.
God is the ultimate Judge. We don't have to do His job for Him - actually we are called not to judge. (Matthew 7).
Church, as we move towards the fall and a new season - let us choose to forgive, to reconcile when able or healthy - and let us let go of the burden of hurt and unforgiveness and may we live out a life Christ has always wanted for us - peace - joy and unity.
Blessings to you all. Keep looking to see where God is on a regular basis - then tell someone!
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