Dealing With The Opposition

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The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will. 2 Timothy 2:24-26

There are many people who remain in opposition to Jesus, His teachings, and philosophy of life. Those who have chosen to embrace Him and His way must interact with the opposition with patience and gentleness as we try to bring correction, with the ultimate hope that those in opposition with come to the knowledge of the truth (or come to their senses). Paul reminds us there is an enemy of the human soul who holds us captive by deception.

How is my attitude when dealing with those who see the world differently, are caught in error and falsehood? Am I patient or combative? Do I shrink back or confidently state the truth?

God, as this day continues, may I be a voice of reason and a person filled with grace and truth… one who rightly divides the word of truth.

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