“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.” Ephesians 4:25
One of the things every believer must come to terms with is the fact that we are all one body. It is not about tribe, tongue or denomination. The things that bind us together are stronger than everything that may try to divide us. The time has come for the Church to realise that we are one. Whether you are black or white, rich or poor; tall or short, as long as you have confessed Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, we are one.
If the Church of Jesus Christ understands this fact, then the devil will be unable to get us because the lines that divide us are too thin compared to the bonds that tie us together.
Every Church has a unique assignment, don’t get me wrong. We are all planted in different churches to fulfill the divine mandate, however all of us are one. When next you hear someone tearing down a man of God, whether the person belongs to your denomination or not, stop the person. We must begin to see ourselves not in the light of the church we attend, but in the light of the fact that we all belong to ONE Body – The Body of Christ.
Before you criticize that man or woman of God, stop and think: How far have you gone in the assignment God has committed into your hands? How faithful have you been? Have you made mistakes? Did you expect people to understand and help you out of the situation? If your answer is yes, why then are you pulling down another? If you are conscious of the assignment and consumed with carrying it out, I am very certain that you will see less of other people’s errors.
No one has appointed you the ‘Minister of Criticism’. Let us stop wounding our strong and killing our wounded. Be conscious of the fact that the field is white for harvest and so every hand should be on deck to get the job done.
Further Reading: Ephesians 4:11-25
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Nehemiah 1-3; Evening- Acts 2:1-21