Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Come together and do the right thing.

Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre...
(Genesis 25:9, ESV)

Let's bury our differences and do the honorable thing.  I am sure that there was contention between Isaac and Ishmael.  It was obvious that Isaac was Abraham's favorite.  Verse 5 says that "Abraham gave all he had to Isaac."  Is there any doubt that this caused contention between he and his half brothers and sisters.  But when Abraham died, the Bible tells us that Isaac and Ishmael buried there father.  Differences were laid aside for that moment.  They came together for that moment and did the right thing.

Over the years Christians have been quibbling about differences regarding non-essential theology.  Squabbles about how we worship and when we baptize have built walls between us.  The result of these differences has splintered our efforts to reach our world for Christ.  I say, let's adhere to the theology of the Apostle's Creed and/or the Nicene Creed and let's bury our other differences and do the honorable thing.  Let's reach our world for Christ.  Let's help build the Kingdom of God.  Let's be encouraged to deny ourselves and pick up our cross and follow Christ.  Let's love God and love people.  Besides, we are not alone in this.  Christ has promised in Matthew 28 that He will be with us as we do this honorable thing - Make disciples for Christ.

Will you join me?

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