Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” Romans 12:5
The True Church of Jesus Christ is one; irrespective of the number of churches, denominations, and doctrines; it’s one spiritual body. No one has one head with more than one body: Jesus is the Head of the Church, and He’s got only one body.
Only someone who’s insane hurts his own body. The bible talks about a mad man who cut himself: when believers and ministers hurt others, either through their words and actions, that’s a sign of insanity.
The problem with most of us is that we like to judge other people. The Bible is very clear on that: “Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.” Romans 14:4
Learn to pray for those you disagree with, and you know, there are always better ways of resolving disputes among ourselves. If we are walking in the spirit of love, we would be patient with, and kind to one another. A house that’s divided cannot make impact in the world. We must cooperate, we should celebrate together, and we must love: don’t forget; love is what identifies us as disciples of Christ.