Sowing Discord

Proverbs 8:13   The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

It seems as though very few speak of “the fear of the LORD” these days.  It is as though men have an unfounded reliance in the current system.  The recent 1,000 year flood in Boulder, Colorado,  and the epic fires in California may necessitate us to rethink our reliance on man and his technology.  Our current systems (social, economic, political, and religious) have evil, pride, and arrogancy integrated into them.  These attitudes all have “division” at their core.  Division is the alternative to unity and each of us should be promoting unity.  The fulfillment of unity comes by Love and acceptance of the truth, whatever it may be.  When my wife and I inquire of THE LORD, we accept whatever Truth Our Heavenly Father speaks to us.  Sometimes, one of us is wrong and needs correction.  That is wisdom.  The basis of wisdom is the Love of the Truth.  This Love makes us teachable and correctible.  If we walk in wisdom, our calling will be promoted and the resource necessary for its fulfillment will come forth.  We do not have to walk around promoting our calling at the expense of others.  Our Heavenly Father will insure that we are at the right place, at the right time, and with the proper resources.  HE does not need our help in this respect.  When we “fear” him, we acknowledge HIS plan at its fullness.  We submit to HIS corrective process of us and others who appear to be resisting our calling.  We don’t need a “Kingdom” policeman to appeal to if we see someone infringing on “our” calling.  Our Heavenly Father is sufficient to correct HIS children.  If someone has gone astray, we should deal with the spiritual entities that are misleading that person, not complaining and judging.  We should be interceding on his or her behalf, not sowing discord.  Sowing discord creates strife and contention.  Ultimately, it leads to the “outer darkness”.

Proverbs 6:

16 ​​These six things the LORD hates,

​​Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:

17 ​​A proud look,

​​A lying tongue,

​​Hands that shed innocent blood,

18 ​​A heart that devises wicked plans,

​​Feet that are swift in running to evil,

19 ​​A false witness who speaks lies,

​​And one who sows discord among brethren.

All seven of these things the LORD hates create division in one way or another.  Our Heavenly Father loves unity among the brethren.  As mature sons and daughters, we should be promoting Love and unity, not division in any of its forms.  The Feast of Tabernacles is all about coming together in unity before THE LORD and exalt HIS Truth in Love.

You can be sure there will be resistance to your calling.  There will be those who are envious, bitter, or just plain ugly about what you are called to do.  Don’t sweat it.  Don’t be offended.  Just Love them, forgive them, and move on.  Our Heavenly Father will give them their “corrective” interview at the appropriate time.

Proverbs 25:

21 ​​If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;

​​And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

22 ​​For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,

​​And the LORD will reward you.

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