Paul spoke to the church at Philippi about unity and forgiveness.
It seems there were two women, Euodia and Syntyche, having a problem. The scriptures don’t tell us what the problem was, however Paul encourages them to work out their differences and live in unity.
Many times as Christians we have disagreements with other Christians and we don’t handle our differences in a Godly manner. Instead we talk about them to others.
We want others to be on our side. To “like” us and our opinion on Facebook.
We tell ourselves and others, it would be different, if only the other person would just apologize.
The problem with that is the other person is probably thinking and saying the same thing.
So, days, months and some times years go by and we never forgive, or make amends with the other person.
A friendship is lost.
The body of Christ is damaged.
We should not be surprised when our non-Christian friends won’t listen to us when we try to share the gospel with them? They see our lives as a contradiction.
I had a dear friend who owes me money. He felt I should forgive the debt. I insisted he pay up.
We haven’t spoken to each other in more than 15 years. We live in the same city.
We use to fix computers together and spent hours chatting about difference computer programs. I miss those times together. I learned so much about computers because of him.
I need to go visit him. Pray that I do it.
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