DIG for Monday the 31st of October…..getting involved in strife is not a good idea…..James 3 v 16

As usual I am behind with my DIGs, and I am writing this one 6 days late!

6 days ago it was Halloween and what a fuss there was on social media about this day.

Christians seem to have a gift or anointing to fall out with each other over the littlest thing, including Halloween.

I used to get involved in these debates but now do not bother.

I took wise council from my wife over this a while ago now when she took me to task over strife.

Arguing with fellow believers on Facebook is strife.

Belittling fellow believers over their beliefs is strife.

Holding petty debates in the public arena with fellow believers (where non-believers can see it) is strife.

And where there is strife there is evil (James 3 v 16).

Do a search through Proverbs and see if it is a good idea to be involved in strife; you will find verses about wrath and anger among other things.

I am not against reasoned debate, with grace being given and received, but most “debate” and “discussion” that we see on social media is simply strife and it is not good for us to be involved in.

I have my views on Halloween, I have views on all the other issues of debate, but I think I will keep them to myself!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your warnings about strife in Scripture”.

James 3 v 16…..For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work

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