I’ve been getting more and more fed up with the coverage of the UK EU referendum that is due on Thursday.
Keeping out of the debate after learning my lesson during the Scottish independence referendum, I’ve avoided getting drawn into the ‘discussion’ on Facebook and the like.
The biggest lesson I took from the last vote is that strife is not a good thing, and all I see in the current debate is strife, strife and more strife.
The Bible has a lot to say about strife!
Where you find strife you find confusion and evil (James 3 v 16).
Strife is born out of pride (1 Timothy 6 v 4).
A born again believer should avoid try to avoid strife if possible (Philippians 2 v 3).
Strife is included alongside such things as murder, drunkenness and witchcraft (Galatians 5 v 19 to 21).
Strife is stirred up by angry men and men of pride (Proverbs 15 v 18 and 28 v 25).
And I could go on and on, especially quoting from Proverbs, but I think you get my drift.
Now, I am not saying we should not engage in politics or debate, however there are decent ways to go about this and there are ways that encourage strife.
Some of what we are seeing just now through social media by numerous Christians is nothing short of encouraging strife.
Strife is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs; maybe we could help the situation by thinking a little before posting our opinions everywhere!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for your warning about the dangers of strife”.
Proverbs 20 v 3…..It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling