Be at Peace Among Yourselves
"Be at peace among yourselves." How often the opposite of this is seen in assemblies.
Too frequently there is a state of envy and strife. "If ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another." Consumed! - Reduced to ashes. Are there not some meetings where this residue is about all that is left? It has not been the enemy from without; we have perished in mutual slaughter. More than one saint bears the marks of this deadly conflict, and more than one has died of a broken heart. "In the world ye shall have tribulation." We have a right to expect better things in the assembly.
"Be at peace among yourselves." The word Jerusalem means "a dwelling in peace." Each meeting should be a kind of miniature Jerusalem. One is met with, "Wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable." But the one who allows the flesh in correcting evil is allow-
10 pages Pamphlet Author: F. C. Blount