This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Daniel Grant.
There is a danger here I want to warn you about. It is a simple slide to ‘look upon’ another believer and to despise them in your heart. It begins by being uncharitable with your thoughts. It progresses as an emotive decision to go from “I disagree with them” to “disliking them.” The slides from there and slips into “despising them!”
Watch out for the sinister slide from dislike to despising. Michal, David’s first wife made this mistake in 2 Sam 6:16 “Now, as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.” For those of you that remember how this story plays out, she confronts him, she despises him and she ends up living the rest of her life childless and mostly alone. Don’t get suckered into the enemy’s trap of disagree, dislike and then despise!!
Sending HUGE hugs,