Gems from the Psalms – Day 17
United despite our differences
In Praise of Living in Peace
It is mind boggling to think that every human being who has ever trod on this planet was or is a person in their own right, with a unique personality and distinctive traits. Our individual fingerprints are proof that we are all different.
Sometimes, those differences can lead to tensions, bickering and quarrelling, even between God’s people. Yet, there can also be strength in diversity. Each one does the work which the Lord gave him to do. I (Paul) sowed the seed, Apollos watered the plant, but it was God who made the plant grow. (1 Corinthians 3:5-6)
Only the devil’s interests are served when believers argue and put each other down.
The persons who serve God best are the ones who develop the qualities they have been given. Rather than arguing with other Christians, they should also be encouraging them to develop their God-given talents.
A thought to ponder: Christians should never forget who is also present when they meet. “For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.” (Matthew 18:20)