15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
16 But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,
17 and their talk will spread like gangrene.
I believe that there is something in many of us that would rather debate an issue until we win the argument rather than to stop arguing and try to help someone. I think about all of the proverbial arguments over the colors of the choir robes or carpet. Nothing must be more frustrating to God. As my father-in-law says, you'll never know it in a hundred years. It all comes down to pride and vanity. Both of which quench the Spirit's fire burning within us, our eyes are focused in the mirror, not on the Master.
Will those things that we disagree about matter in a hundred years, many probably not.
Today let each of us honor God with our humility and not bring dishonor by allowing our pride to be a hinderance to the Great Commission.
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