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As a new believer, I debated Jesus with everybody. I had a point to make, a case to prove, an argument to win. It was exhilarating, challenging and, in the end, totally fruitless. Here’s why…
2 Tim 2:24,25 says. “…A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth…”
As Christians, we are not called to win arguments, we are called to wash feet (outside the church AND inside the church). While the word of God is a sword, it should not be used to slice up those who are in opposition to us.
In his passion for God, the Apostle Peter cut off a man’s ear.
But in an effort to teach us the way of Christ, Jesus put the ear back on.
Gentleness, patience and humility; these are the traits that mark the life of those who are serving the Master. And that should make the ears of those around us very happy.