Don’t Partner with Dividers

[S]uch a man is warped and sinful.
                  —Titus 3:11

Don’t be influenced by destroyers of unity. They are contagious; a hazard to your spiritual health. “I urge you,” wrote Paul, “to watch out for those who cause divisions . . . Keep away from them” (Rom 16:17).

If you give a sympathetic ear to the disrupter of unity, you become a partner in the crime of conflict. “[D]on’t invite him in and give him the run of the place. That would just give him a platform to perpetuate his evil way, making you his partner” (2 Jn 10–11 MSG).

Paul counseled Titus that after trying twice, “have nothing more to do with a person who causes conflict, because you know that someone like this is twisted and sinful” (Ti 3:10–11 CEB).

Don’t ever give a divisive person the keys to your church.

Love stitches things together.
Antagonism rips things apart.

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