“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14, NASB)
Daily, we see headlines about a famous couple announcing they are getting divorced. The reason they give is “irreconcilable differences.” Truth is, this is old news. In this verse written almost 2,000 years ago, Paul warned us about this. He told us to be on guard for irreconcilable differences. Webster’s Dictionary defines “irreconcilable” as: incapable of being brought into harmony, adjustment or compromise; the parties involved are incompatible or contrary, opposed in character and cannot coexist. “Contrary” parties will never live in peace and harmony.
As Christians, we must ask ourselves, “What irreconcilable differences exist in important relationships in my life professionally, personally, and spiritually?” We must accept the truth that Children of God (Light) are contrary to children of Satan (Darkness). Likewise, the Kingdom of God is at odds and contrary to the world. Faith and belief are contrary to doubt and unbelief. Love and compassion are contrary to selfishness and indifference. Life in the Spirit is contrary to life in the flesh. Righteousness and holiness are contrary to sin. God’s truth is contrary to the lies of Satan. Peace and contentment are contrary to worry and discontent. Servant leadership and self-sacrifice are contrary to selfishness and the desire to be served. Reconciliation is contrary to separation. Health and vitality are contrary to sickness and disease. Humility, obedience and submission are contrary to pride, disobedience and rebellion. Surrender to God’s will is contrary to self-reliance. Hope and confidence are contrary to hopelessness and despair. Blessings are contrary to curses. Life and victory are contrary to defeat and death.
Child of God, are you living in a state of peace and harmony with others or experiencing contrary or irreconcilable differences? Invite Jesus, our Prince of Peace, to shine His light on all the important relationships in your life. Walk in His love, peace and truth at all times. I encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit to help you separate yourself from everything that is contrary to God and His Word!
Father, thank You sending Your Son Jesus Christ into the world so that by faith in Him, I was separated from darkness, and became a Child of Light. May the Truth and Light of Your Word penetrate every area of darkness in my life. Help me live in peace and harmony with others. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
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