Arguing God’s Word
But abstain from foolish debates, from tales of genealogies, from contentions and from the contests of the Scribes, for there is no profit in them and such things are worthless. Titus 3:9 ABPE
A lot of times these days, you see people arguing about Christian doctrine and issues online and sometimes offline.
In our opening verse, the Apostle Paul says there is actually little or no profit in such arguments.
Most of the time, you can remember being blessed when you and someone discussed the Word of God in a calm manner; however, if you try to remember when you argued about the Word with someone, you will notice that it has never really blessed you. Think about it. This is why Paul said it is unprofitable.
Why is it this way? Well, we get all our blessings from God through faith, and faith really works through love – Galatians 5:6. Where there’s no love therefore, faith can’t work the way it should, and blessings are affected.
2 Timothy 2:23-24 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
‘The servant of the Lord must not strive’.
As a believer, it is not right to get involved in such discussions once they get to the point of strife or quarreling. Hold on to what you believe if you have confirmed it from the Word. However, an atmosphere of arguments or ingenuine questions is not the best place to teach people the truth you know; they will probably still not learn in such an atmosphere.
Let the fruit of the spirit – love and self-control – be your true guide when it comes to such discussions.
Always remember that faith works through love – Galatians 5:6. You will always get more results and miracles in your life with more of the fruit of the spirit: love, self-control, gentleness, meekness, etc.
God bless you.
I am full of the Holy Spirit and self-control; I do not engage in unprofitable activities. I am full of focus on the goals the Lord reveals to me, and I excel in them. I am moving forward without stopping because of this, and I am winning in everything that concerns me, in Jesus Name.
MORE LIGHT (MEDITATE AND PRAY WITH THESE)
2 Timothy 2:14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
2 Timothy 2:16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,
1 Timothy 6:4-5 He is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
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