Have you ever said something or done something that was taken out of context?
Sometimes, unfortunately, other people are partially listening or have drawn their own conclusions without knowing the whole truth.
Some people just hear what they want to hear or see what they want to see.
It is interesting how the enemy gets involved to try to twist what we are saying to bring division among the people.
We should remember we are called to meet people where they are to show them the love of Jesus, this includes our own families and friends and people that are having trouble accepting the Grace of Jesus too
Sometimes we are called to go beyond what we normally would do in order to bring peace and unity as long as doing so doesn’t violate God’s Word.
“It is not uncommon for churches to split over disagreements about minor issues or traditions. Like Paul, we should remain firm on Christian essentials but flexible on nonessentials. Of course, no one should violate his or her true convictions, but sometimes we need to honor Christ by exercising mutual submission for the sake of the Good News.” – Life Application Study Bible notes
Paul compromised his freedoms, not his convictions, in order to show unity and peace.