God Is Love, Part IX
Love does not seek its own. I Corinthians 13:5
The world is separated, divided, splintered and whole people groups are placed into little sheep pens of color, class and wealth. The church of Jesus Christ is sadly in the same boat being divvied up into denominations, sects and mega-church bodies following after best selling superstar preachers.
The apostle Paul warned the Corinthian church of such behavior and instructed them not to follow after those who led them to Christ, but instead rebuked them for saying that some were of Paul and others, Apollos, men who were simply servants of God! Its true we are raised up and taught to join up in little cliques and from high school on it is fashionable to be a part of a fraternity or sorority, club or some other group, but not so with followers of the Lord Jesus!
The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is not a caste system or a social climbers exclusive country club of holier than thou stuck up saints, but a family of Christ-like replicas who display the love, compassion and mercy of Him who called us into His service as humble servants of the Most High God.
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. II Corinthians 10:12
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin