Monday, March 23, 2009

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Ps. 133:1

Will there be any quarrels in heaven? I can hardly imagine that there would be any who would be obstinate enough to say yes! Living here as strangers and pilgrims we sometimes tend to lose our patience with those whom we are sojourning with, but we must beware for our adversary knows this is a weakness, and will try to use it against us. Many times while in the heat of our anger it is well justified, but after the flames of rage have cooled some we see that there really was no need to be so vehement. In times like these we need always to slow down, the Devil likes to get us to drive furiously as Jehu. When I speak to men in jail, many of them will say that things just happened so fast they seemed like they had no control. It was not customary for them to do some of the acts of violence they did, but alas the Devil was able to transcend reason and get them to work out of rage. Even the holiest of saints is subject to the adversaries attacks, so beware Christian the "wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God." What a blessed time we may enjoy in sweet fellowship with those we call brethren; we should strive to never let that fellowship be destroyed under any circumstances. How good it is when a Church is operating properly, and those within are in unity, not with family only; but as the body of Christ. Let the time on this earth prepare us for the time we will spend at our Blessed Redeemers feet, and learn how to dwell together here; today. We all understand that there are many things that will be far different when we reach glory, but let this not be one of them. Someone has once said
"To live above with saints we love,
Oh that will be glory;
But to live below with saints we know,
Well that's another story."
Do we not seek rest; seek unity. The rest we seek that is found in Christ, is very intricately tied to the peace we have with one another. Do you have a quarrel today? Why not resolve it before the sun sets tonight?

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