I Read It


                                                  I READ IT in one of my online devotionals (June 3, 2019)   

                                                 The devotional is entitled, “Sowing Lies” by Dr. Jeremiah

I read various types of devotionals because they’re all relevant to my own personal well being! My daily desire is an increase in spiritual health and wealth! Each devotional helps me achieve my desire! Initially, the title moved me to think, “content with a negative vibe” but the devotional, like all others, is definitely health to the soul! The below scripture, from the devotional, caught my attention:

“Now, I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them” (Romans 16:17).

The Apostle Paul wrote this to the Romans! I parked my attention at the phrase, “who cause divisions and offenses” because I wanted to affirm in my mind that I was not participating in such prohibition. I paused there for one reason…to give thought to my current actions. “Do I engage in actions that cause divisions and offenses?” I wanted to do an analysis of my own acts! While I am not perfect, my intentions are good!

May each of us give thought to our daily actions whether in or out of the four walls of the church! Love is our duty! Are we the cause and effect of divisions, offenses, and evil works, or the carrier of Christ-like love that moves many to sow acts of righteousness not only towards us but others because our own acts have visibly demonstrated the attractiveness of kindness?