Daily Bible Podcast Day 182 – Isaiah 1-3, Titus 3

May 1, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.” ~Titus 3:9-11

Observation:
Paul warns us not to engage in pointless debates or arguments and to have nothing to do with people who stir up division.

Application:
I like to debate and I like to discuss politics and theology and strategy. How do I know if the discussions I am having are foolish or not? The way that we understand theology is important and must be discussed, as is the way we relate to others. I suspect that debate becomes foolish when if has the potential to damage relationships or turn others away from the faith.

Prayer:
Father, help me to keep my debates and discussions to only those that are useful for building up. If a conversation is foolish, help to avoid it so that I don’t turn anyone away. Help me also to correct and then avoid divisive people and help me to never be one myself.

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