Saturday, November 10, 2012

2 Kings 14

 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, with the challenge: “Come, let us face each other in battle.”

Father, this makes me think of the church and how one part attacks another in the Body - without regard to the divine nature of what You have established.  One denomination versus another, one layperson against a leader or another layperson.  It's like the elbow wants to pick a fight with the ear.  God, help us to all remember we are on the same side, and it's not any of our sides - it is Your side.  Lord may we treat well all the members of Your Body, Your Bride and be gracious that the world would know us by love and not sarcasm, backbiting nor treachery.  May we walk in the freedom from this world which You paid so dearly for.  Help us to be careful in our gathering with each other (not that this seems to be a problem; but let us not rest carelessly because of that), help us to be faithful intercessors for the rest of the Body throughout the world.  To the praise of Your Name.

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