Avoid Divisive People I Daily Walk Devotion

Nobody likes a troublemaker. Troublemakers in the church are those who cause division and teach false doctrine. Paul tells us to avoid divisive people. Pastors are to protect the church from them and the leadership is to stand up to them. As Christians, we need to be watchful for those who try to subvert the work of what God is doing in the church.

Romans 16:17

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.

Steer Clear

Let’s face it; there are going to be people in your life that you can never please. They are either grouchy or have an ax to grind but whatever you do falls short of what they expect. The Bible tells us to avoid these people. They are divisive and offensive. Most people can’t stand them but endure them because they don’t want to cause waves. We need to steer clear of their path. They may pursue you but resist their invitations. It will only cause you pain in the future because they are using you for their agenda. Avoid divisive people.

Line It Up With Scripture

In the early church, there were several parties that had the appearances of following Christ, but their beliefs didn’t fully line up. There was just enough Bible in them to be believable, but those were hiding major doctrinal differences. Those people are still out there today. They may be prosperity preachers who aren’t as interested in you prospering. There are those who deny the deity of Jesus Christ. The list goes on, but it is up to you to be a good Berean and line up what they say against Scripture. If they don’t measure up then avoid them like the plague.

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