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On Controversies

“It has long been my experience that the most nourishing spiritual food is not found so much in the controversial literature as in the devotional literature of the church.” Hughes Oliphant Old

Controversies fill our history books. Controversies get people excited. People like to gossip about the latest controversies whether they are religious, political, or something that happened in the office. Most people enjoy a good controversy and are more than willing to share their opinion. Christianity is not lacking in controversies, but controversies are not what cause Christians to grow and mature. We must be careful by what we are shaped by as Christians. If we are shaped by controversies, then we will likely become a Christian who is eager to fight, jumping from one controversy to another. Devotion draws us deeper into the heart of God and forms us into the image of Jesus. There is nothing wrong with having an opinion and being aware of controversies, but we must not allow them to consume us. More than anything, we need to be shaped by times of devotion. We need to carve out times in our life for prayer, meditation, and study. We need to read the Psalms again and again and again. If we truly want to have a heart for God, then we will spend more time seeking him rather than searching for the next great controversy.

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