Selfishness is the root of all jealousy. When we are caught up thinking about ourselves, we can’t think about anyone else.
God isn’t looking for a bunch of actors. He is looking for people who are sold out to His plan and purpose.
Gossip is multiplying like breeding rabbits in the Church today. We may pretend it isn’t, but we’re only lying to ourselves. We like to put pretty little bows on it in the Church today. We like saying that we’re just passing on some information so that so-and-so can be prayed for by our other sister. We like to justify it in our heads, but sin is sin so I’m going to call it that.
In order for us to become the Bride of Christ, we must stop being so divided. We must start coming together. We must be places of refuge for the nonbelievers and start being places they want to come. That doesn’t mean that we will always agree on everything, but we must start pursuing unity.
If your temper is violent towards your brothers and sisters in the Lord, whose kingdom are you trying to build?