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A People Divided

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by SueJLove, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. There are so many things that divide us as a nation, as a people, and as the children of God. We are divided by hatred, violence, political affiliation, denomination, race, religion, social status, culture, belief systems, etc. We are also divided by greed, love of power, idolatry, spiritual (and physical) adultery, wars of men, lies, deceptions, manipulations, betrayal, rejection, false prophets and teachers of the people, false gospels of men, etc.

    This song is a call to leave our idols, our desires for wealth and power, and the things that divide us as a people of God that are not of God, such as hatred, unforgiveness, pride, adultery, and all that is called sin in the Bible. We are to turn from our sins, and we are to make the Lord Jesus Christ the Lord and master of our lives, choosing to walk with him in full surrender to his will for our lives and in obedience to his commands.

    A People Divided / An Original Work / July 4, 2011

    Flick’ring torches; hatred; violence;
    Crashing windows; guns of men;
    We are a people divided
    By our love of pow’r and fame.

    Idols marching; they’re in chorus;
    Their goal to destroy the church,
    Tempting us to follow them in
    Pure devotion; them we search.

    Leave your idols. Follow your God.
    Make Him your Lord God and King.
    Be a living witness for Him,
    And your off’rings to Him bring.

    Repent of your sins and worship
    Him; a living sacrifice,
    Put your all upon His altar.
    Leave your old life way behind.

    Flick’ring torches; hatred; violence;
    Crashing windows; guns of men;
    We are a people divided
    By our love of pow’r and fame.

    http://originalworks.info/a-people-divided/
     
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  2. When one thinks about division......what is it's purpose? Why would the devil want for us to be divided against our brothers and sisters in Christ?

    Thanks for this. Very thought provoking! Blessings!
     
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  3. Divide and conquer. It is a distraction for one, and it keeps us occupied with infighting so we are not being effective for God's kingdom work, plus it is a poor witness, and it produces hatred, envy, strife, jealousy, etc. We can't live like this and be collectively the light to the world that God has called us to be. Those are just some initial thoughts.
     
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  4. Amen sister! As i was telling my mom tonight...a house divided against itself cannot stand...and if we are always fighting or full of strife....there one finds disorder and every kind of evil work..James 3:16. And then the power cannot function to bring others to salvation or give room for God to work.
    Amen, Amen, Amen!!!
     
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