April 30, 2010

A couple of prime warnings in the Bible are found in Phillipians 4.

Paul said, “I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.”

These were church-going Christian women who had been helping the Apostle Paul spread the Gospel. They did great things for the Lord but He didn’t want us to know them for the good they had done. He wanted us to know them for another reason.

They were hurting the church at Phillipi. We don’t know what they were doing but we do know what they weren’t doing. They weren’t getting along. They weren’t loving each other the way God intended. They weren’t being the godly women that they had been and could’ve been.

May we never be so arrogant and prideful that we hurt or split the church of God and may we always be the example and never the warning.

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  •    Falantedios  |  May 1st, 2010 at 12:21 am     Reply

    Isn’t it interesting that Paul doesn’t tell them who’s right and who’s wrong in their squabble?

    He gives this incredibly high Christology, and then says, in Southern-speak “quit acting a fool.”

    If I worried less about who’s right and who’s wrong, and spent more time thinking Jesus, i’d be a better Christian.

  •    Paula Harrington  |  May 1st, 2010 at 4:31 pm     Reply

    Wouldn’t we all? 🙂

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