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I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord. (Philippians 4:2)
These two women were seemingly at odds with each other over some issue. Paul doesn’t tell us the issue, and history hasn’t preserved it, either. So, it’s best to accept that whatever the issue was, it is not important.
But, it was to these two women! They couldn’t get along because of it.
What? Two human beings disagreeing on something? Isn’t that unheard of in the Church? (Because we don’t have the benefit of body language, I’ll tell you: that was sarcastic!)
Of course people disagree. We’re people! For many MANY reasons, we don’t agree on a whole bunch of things. Actually, on nearly everything. Just look at the state of politics in the USA for an example.
But, Jesus called us to live in unity. That doesn’t mean we are not allowed to disagree. It means that we are still Christians, sinners saved only by grace. That’s so important, I’ll say it again: we are SINNERS, saved only by grace.
We shouldn’t let our disagreements over small issues divide us. We are to be one body in Christ!
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