Well, they say all good things must come to an end. I’ve been publishing this blog Monday-Friday for a year. But, the G3 Church is moving on with some new media and ways of communicating. Watch on the G3 Church website for more information as it becomes available. As for me, if I start another blog, you’ll catch me on Facebook and Twitter.
The goal of this blog was to connect our modern culture with the God of the Bible. On most days, I feel I successfully did that. Hope you thought so too.
There’s a song on The Beatles’ “White Album” called “Glass Onion.” In it John, not so subtly, reveals that the walrus (mentioned in the song “I Am a Walrus”) was Paul. He sings: “Well, here’s another clue for you all, the walrus was Paul.”
Well, here’s a couple of not so subtle clues for you, readers:
The gorilla was Bruce.
And, The savior of the world is Jesus.
There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Acts 4
Have you ever been involved in a disagreement and, right in the middle of it, you thought: THIS DOESN’T MATTER. Why am acting like this? Why am I continuing to argue? It doesn’t make any difference. I’ve even argued with someone just for the sake of arguing, then realized how idiotic I was sounding.
There are people, though, who just like to argue. They never discuss, they just argue. You speak and they dispute what you say. Maybe, they actually agree with you, though they would never admit that. Quarreling seems to be a pastime for them. When my sister and I acted like this, my mom would call it bickering. “Quit your bickering, both of you!” she would say (rather forcefully).
In the Bible in a letter to the church at Philippi, a Christian man named Paul had something to say about this:
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless…. Philippians 1
His prayer for the Philippians is good advice for us. He prayed that they would be able to discern what was best in dealing with others. That they would recognize when arguing was useless. That they would realize when they were just arguing for the sake of arguing. He didn’t say they should never disagree, but he did indicate that they should be sincere in their disagreements.
So. My hope for you today is that when you’re in disagreements with others that you’ll know when to keep disagreeing, when to keep supporting what you believe is right…but also…that you’ll know when to fold ‘em.
Wasn’t there a song about this from…uh…Kenny Rogers?