MONDAY 6 June, 2016
A Solid Collaboration
And do you not have Zadok and Abiathar the priests with you there? Therefore it will be that whatever you hear from the king’s house, you shall tell to Zadok and Abiathar the priests. Indeed they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz, Zadok’s son, and Jonathan, Abiathar’s son; and by them you shall send me everything you hear.” - 2 Samuel 15:35-36
Hushai was God’s spy for David but he was not working alone. He was reassured of a solid collaboration of friends working within the city. This loyal circle of friends loved their king and shared a common concern and care towards the people of the Lord. David urged his close friend to send him word by the priest’s sons. He was not to keep silent but tell him everything he had heard.
Whenever we overhear comments that cause division or evil plans to come against an individual or a ministry what should we do? It is not right to withhold the information. If you do, circumstances for others could become increasingly worse. More importantly the people in the church need to be cared for and not infected by those who cause division.
Witnessing divisive talk will place you in a very uncomfortable position. You might feel that you do not want to get involved or it is not your business. In reality it tests your friendship and requires your loyalty. But consider the probability of you being in the right place at the right time to overhear that conversation. The Lord allowed you to hear for what purpose?
In confidence, pass on the information to those in a position of leadership, so they can prayerfully take action to stop the divisiveness. Through their godly wisdom unity can be restored fully and completely.
Are you a person that promotes unity or disunity?
Unity is of the essence of the body of Christ.
~R. B. Kuiper~
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