Divisive People

But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. Reject a divisive person after a first and second warning, knowing that such a person is perverted and sins, being self-condemned. Titus 3:9-11 HCSB

I attended a conference recently where a denominational leader had to leave the conference to moderate a business meeting at a church in his association. There was a very divisive issue that had caused people in the church to take sides. When the denominational leader returned to the conference he informed us that he had asked one gentleman to sit down, to which the man responded that he was not going to sit down and the mediator was not big enough to make him.

Paul was encouraging those in the church to avoid foolish debates, quarrels and disputes. Arguing and fighting never serves a positive purpose and usually causes division within the church. If someone is being divisive, he should be warned.

Challenge: There is nothing wrong with sharing your opinion and thoughts, but always strive for unity within the church. Arguing is worthless and unprofitable. Stop fighting and spend your time on positive activities such as evangelism, discipleship, missions, and ministry. Try to avoid divisive people.

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