Too often as Christians we operate from an improper perspective. What we see and the way we respond is based on false data because it is simply not relevant to God's will, plan, and purpose. In other words, the data is not based on the Word of God. For instance, the Word says the relationship between husband and wife should be a reflection of the relationship between Christ and His church. Is that how you marriage is? Jesus said the world will know we are Christians by the love we have for each another. Do you know some Christians that are determined to fight against one another to the death? I can guarantee that the reasons for the fight are totally "irrelevant" to the relationship God wants us to have with one another. Too many times we major on what is really not important. And we vow to fight to the death over things that really have no value to Jesus! How do non-believers respond to this?
What is the answer? The answer is Jesus. I once taught a series entitled, "The Jesus Man". It is about how Jesus was God and Jesus was man when He came to the earth. The text of the series is based on Philippians Chapter 2, verses 5 - 11. This passage describes the attitude (mental view or perspective) of Jesus. The attitude reveals the heart. The key to our salvation is the fact that Jesus, as God the Son laid aside all His privileges and became the "only begotten Son of God" in the earth. He saw the relevance of humility and laying aside what was truly important to Him in order to be the sacrifice for our sins, and the only Way to the Father. Paul said in Philippians Chapter 2, "Have the same attitude that was in Christ in yourselves." There it is. That's the key. We must all learn that nothing can be so important to us that we hold on to it - even while Christ's church is becoming separated. We must remember, everything we are willing to lay down (as important as it seems to us) will result in unity in God's church. That's the perspective that was in Christ. Are you majoring on something that is truly a minor? Is what you are holding on to going to make a difference say in 20 years? Is your "major" so major that it tears down, divides, and separates? If we could see it all through the proper perspective, which is Christ's attitude, we would see what is really major. Then we would stop majoring on the minors. Think about it. Pray about it.
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