Is There One in Your Church?

“These six things the Lord hates…one who sows discord among brethren.”
— Proverbs 6:16, 19 NKJV

God hates it when people cause needless division. Tragically, such persons exist in many of our churches.

One such lady outed herself in an unusual story I heard around Halloween time. A man was going to a Halloween night party, and he was all dressed up in a devil’s suit. He had the whole thing with the horns and the tail and the red suit and everything. And he was driving his little car from one town to the next town where the costume party was going to be held. He ran out of gas, as a lightning storm was about to hit.

Seeing an old country church, he began to walk up the stairs, but hesitated about going in. All of a sudden there was CRASH, lightning struck right behind him and he leapt through the door. With smoke and lightning behind him, people turned around and they all saw the devil standing there.

It scared the daylights out of everybody and in a moment they were all through the windows except for one lady of generous proportions who was too big to get out. And finally she gave up and turned to him, saying, “Now, Mr. Devil, you know that I’ve been in this church for 45 years, and I’ve been on your side the whole time.” May God help us to have the wisdom with how to deal with those who sow discord among the brethren and to make sure we are not one of them.

Lord, give me strength for today to truly work together with those You have put in my life. Omniscient Lord, You see everything and You see our hearts. Let me not sow discord or division among believers. Give me discernment to test the spirits, to know what is of You…