I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. – 1 Corinthians 3:6
In the church at Corinth there was a dispute among differing factions. Some said they were following Paul, others said they were following Peter, and still others were following Apollos. Paul wrote to remind them that neither he, nor Peter, nor Apollos was important and that the only foundation for the church was, is, and will always be Jesus Christ.
Why do we allow politics to enter Christ’s church? Why do quarrels arise among us? Could it be that it is easier to put our trust in men than the Son of God? That it is easier to trust ourselves instead of God? Disputes are not wrong … they will always be among us, but it is definitely wrong to subvert peace for a point of personal pride.
If you find yourself in a quarrel and feel that you must take sides, then lead everyone to take the Lord’s. Once you do, then you may find yourselves standing together rather than falling apart.
Wise men do not quarrel with each other. – Danish Proverb
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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