Strife Will Keep You Carnal 23 April For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
Its bad enough that strife opens the door of our lives to confusion and every evil work (James 3:14-16). That alone should make us resist it with all our might. But thats not all the Bible has to say about it. In his letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul gave us even more information about the damaging effects of strife. He wrote: And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? (1 Corinthians 3:1-3). Carnal Christians are miserable people. Theyre born again and they know enough about God not to enjoy sin, but they arent committed enough to stay out of sin. If you dont want to find yourself trapped in that condition (and I know you dont) then stay out of strife, because strife will keep you carnal! It will inhibit your ability to digest the meat of the Word, and without that meat you wont be able to grow into a strong, victorious Christian. If you fuss and bicker with others, your spiritual growth will be stunted. Youll remain in a perpetual state of spiritual infancy and the devil will run over you regularly! So grow up. Dont stay a baby. Get out of strife and into the Word. Soon youll be the overcomer the Word says you are!Ruth 1-3; Romans 12-13I walk in love and grow up in every way and in all things. Ephesians 4:15, The Amplified Bible
Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 2:24-26; 1 John 5:4-5