Yesterday former speaker of the House John Boehner called Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh”. Our civilization is becoming less and less civil. From the presidential election to transgender bathrooms to daily comments in the news, our society is getting nastier by the day. It breaks my heart to see how we speak to and treat each other. The REAL Lucifer is delighting in all of it – watching us tear each other apart. How are we as a nation to ever heal after the verbal thrashing we’ve given each other.
I used to be amazed by sports teams, how they can just be brutal to each other during the course of the game yet when it was over, they’d shake hands, hug, laugh and joke with each other. Then I realized what they already knew – it was just a game and they were simply putting 100% of themselves into the game within the framework of the rules.
Romans 12:10 says “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. ” It’s ok to disagree with one another, but RESPECT that the person you have a difference of opinion with isn’t necessarily wrong, but sees it from a vantage point you don’t have. God has given us all unique perspectives in this world He has created, but let’s not be disagreeable in our treatment of each other – life is too precious and too short.