"The men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye… And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel" (2 Samuel 19:43). "There are contentions among you… Is Christ divided?... But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption… As it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 1:11-31).
Disturbing divisions arise
Dividing us up into parts,
Unless we are fixing our eyes
On Christ as the King of our hearts.
The words that are stirring up strife
Distract from our primary goals
Of making Christ Lord of our life
And leading to Him precious souls.
At times we are called to contend
When faith in our Lord is assaulted,
But prideful contentions shall end
When Christ in our midst is exalted.
O Lord, grant us wisdom and peace
That glorifies You above all.
Disturbing divisions shall cease
When we are fulfilling our call.