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When Contention Occurs
If a person canâ€™t see past the outward appearance of the beautiful person inside then it may be a warning flag about that personâ€™s character.Â I knew a man who married a woman because of her beautiful singing voice and flirtatious personality.Â
After a few months... Read More
All of us are probably guilty at one time or another of participating in idle gossip and hearsay. How many times have we been a part of a conversation that begins something like the following: â€śI donâ€™t know if it is true or not, but I heard that ____â€ť? And we can each fill in the blank. How many times have we been found guilty of being the starters of such conversations?
Hearsay is like loose cannon fodder that strikes whatever happens to be in its path. It... Read More
"There was no Contention
in the land because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people."
This line describes the people in the Americas after they were visited by Christ. I read the verse again yesterday and began thinking a bit deeper about it. They lived in this state for hundreds of years, several generations of complete peace and harmony. That the love of God was the motivation behind their loving each other (and as a result not contending with one another) is... Read More