Evasion can be a good thing

In the Bible, there is the story of David who became a king of ancient Israel. God chose him as king because his heart was in the right place (1 Samuel 16:7). One day, while David was still a tender of his father’s sheep, he was brought into the service of the king named Saul and eventually rose to the head of the army or fighting men. But Saul got jealous of David because he was more popular with the people. In a frenzy, Saul brandished a spear to pin David to the wall. “But David twice evaded him” (1 Samuel 18:11, Jerusalem Bible).

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Taking sides

Reality is, that somebody is going to upset someone. Even Jesus, in the first century, seemed to be aware of this.

Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.

Luke 12:50-51 (NIV Bible)

Jesus seemed to saying here that different people had differing views of who he was and what he stood for, so upsetting the table cart. Some views of Jesus were in opposition to other views. So, that is one reason why there have been different churches.

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