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A Reminder from the Scriptures: Sowing Discord is a Sin

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Writing by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, King Solomon said, These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.  (Proverbs 7:16-19)

Purposely sowing discord, for one’s own personal or political gain–well, that’s sort of the whole first chapter of a certain political party’s playbook, isn’t it?

Hands that shed innocent blood? Yeah, we do that. In fact, we have someone running for president who thinks it’s a good thing and that public money should be provided for it.

But when it comes to sowing discord–well, where don’t you see it? How much of a college education consists of “These are the people who are out to get you, so you should hate and fear them, and always vote for you-know-who to protect you from them, and punish them for not being inclusive, blah-blah”? How much of person-to-person gossip is aimed at stirring up one against another? And then on a truly grand scale we’ve got class warfare rhetoric and race hustling.

These things are sins; and those who make them their primary means of getting things done will be judged before God.

Just a little reminder from the Scriptures. He who has ears, let him hear.



 

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