What and Whom to Avoid
To speak or not to speak
Some things are not worth discussing or arguing about. Which ones? That is the question. Some people are intent on causing trouble and division. Who are they? That is another good question. How do we know who and what to avoid? Let us pray for wisdom in knowing when to keep quiet and when to speak and for understanding in deciding with whom to engage.
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned. Titus 3:9-11
For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
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