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AN ENEMY: Discord
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
The lack of unity in the Bible is described by a very significant word ... "Discord" ... whose meaning is: Opposition disagreement of wills or diversity of opinion, disagreement, dispute, disagreement, discord, separation, division, rupture.
It is important to understand then that means the odds with the Word of God: Opposition disagreement of wills or diversity of opinion, disagreement, dispute, disagreement, discord, separation, division, rupture of the word of God! Great!
Often ignore that there is a sinister character which Proverbs defined as "sower of discord"
"The bad man, depraved man is he who walks with a perverse mouth, who winks his eyes, speaking with their feet, beckoning fingers. Frowardness is in your heart goes bad thinking at all times; sowing discord "(Proverbs 6:12-14)
The description is intriguing, because it gives us someone who plot evil inside accomplices while seeking to understand their body language by which transmits its gossip, irony and lies ...
"These six things the LORD hates, seven are an abomination to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren "(Proverbs 6:16-19)
If we pay attention we discovered six characteristics and consequence:
Pride, "haughty eyes"
Lie: "lying tongue"
Hate: "hands that shed innocent blood"
Impurity: "The heart that devises wicked"
Recklessness: "feet are swift in running to mischief"
Treason: "A false witness that speaketh lies"
Consequence: "sowing discord among brethren"
According to Proverbs 6:15 The Lord is a punishment for these people ("Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly, suddenly shall he be broken without remedy"), but while this is happening is not our responsibility to let them.
It's tremendous to note that the contention is that someone planted a seed with their attitudes, hidden sins, unforgiveness, sinful thoughts, omissions, words, conduct, wise in their own prudence or recklessness, resentment, etc.. Dispersion (division, separation) that presented below is the fruit of that seed, is the result of that alienation from God, is the result of sin.
The seed of discord can be removed if the person who humbles himself before planting the Lord and repent of heart, but Satan full of reasons for pride prevent and react in time and, before long the seed grow and bear fruit , drowning out the fruit of past harmony. The best trick that Satan does is to think that the personal relationship with Christ is not going to change that way! Beware!
But Christ replied that he has something against a brother is like killing him. Is a murderer in their eyes (Matthew 5.21-26).
You can not love God unless you love your brother and neighbor, in whom God dwells. That's not to say that, sometimes, that brother with whom you have discord has not sinned against thee. In this case it is more correct to say it frankly and firmly enough, but without losing the Love That brother is required to fix the wrong he has done, but even if it does, you can not hold a grudge.
Have you sown discord? Have you been proud, slanderous, hateful, impure, reckless, treacherous? Do you have something against someone? Are you practicing or teaching something outside the word of God?: Repent.
Who are you going to defend you and justice? Do you turn to God (because of IT is given revenge and payment to each whom)? or go to an unbeliever or an unbeliever?
1 Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?
Do you have the right?
So, forgive, remember that the fight is against an evil spiritual realm, not against a man or a woman. You can pray for the mercy of God, God is all powerful and can change who you did wrong before it is too late. Remember God truly knows who we will.
God guides us in truth and love.
God bless you,
Jenny and Hugo G.
- Bible ( Reina Valera 1960).