Don’t Major on the Minors

I’m sure you’ve seen the ancient symbol often referred to as yin-yang. This symbol shows identical black and white shapes intertwined in a circle. Visually, the implication is that the presence of dark energy and light energy are equal, interconnected and somehow hold good and evil in balance. From a biblical perspective, nothing could be further from the truth. The devil is not equal to God in any aspect. For this reason, we need to put our trust in God, and look for God’s anointing in others around us. 

If the devil can get me to major on the minors, then I wind up spending my time and energy on magnifying him — or things I think he is doing in other’s lives. When this happens, the devil has effectively broken my focus away from God and His plans for my life. Not to mention, he has also blocked me from the blessing of fellowship and unity within the body of Christ by talking me into sitting in the seat of judgement.

There is a difference between passing judgement and having discernment. Ask the Spirit of God to help you truly discern and act in wisdom.

James 4:7 — Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Luke 6:37 — Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.

1 John 3:11 — For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 Peter 1:22 —  Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart.

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