“Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stopped her ear; Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.” — Psalm 58:1-5

Dissension and divisiveness is the device of satan embedded ever so slick in previous generations that found cause by opposing the scripture that parallels in the end result.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” — Proverbs 22:6

Likewise, there are those whose upbringing have been the cause of their mischievousness and they seem to be none the wiser as adults. They make a profound negative affect on society, be it by the spirit of separation and elitism, greed and dissatisfaction, or racial prejudices and injustice. Some have itching ears following doctrine that caters to their causes. Be it as it may, it is feasible to thank God for Jesus in all things because He is indeed the Master of the wind. He knows where the sea ends and where it begins, as the earth is His and the fullness thereof is His footstool.

The discord of mankind pits against the very fibers of Christianity and the bud of the living word of God in our lives.

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” — Matthew 6:24

The Holy Bible does not take any pause in calling out satan and the unrighteous nor does God withhold any good thing from those that are His. Christianity doesn’t shake and bake, leaving some things for some to follow and the rest of the living word of God for others.

No matter what your stature is or position one holds in our social economy, in the economy of the Lord we are all one by the same Spirit. Sometimes we need a jolt, something to wake us up and pay attention. Well, here it is: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:26). Also, “God created man in His image, in the image of God created He Him male and female created He them.” (Genesis 1:27).

Then God affirmed to them in Genesis 1:28, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Satan beguiled Eve in Eden to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil saying, “Ye shall not surely die” but be like gods, knowing good and evil. (Genesis 3:4-5). He still roams and seeks to devour mankind through division.

In all our getting let us get understanding, rightly dividing the word of God that preach living together in unity, loving our neighbor as ourselves and God with all of our hearts. When we aspire to do these things, we stand upon the word of God and against division. We model after the gospel characters, whose ways the Lord knew. This is the rhythm of the gospel character and the sound of the word of God exemplified in your life.

Pamela Young is a native of Goldsboro, a 1990 graduate of Goldsboro High School and author of two books. Share your thoughts with Pamela at breathofapoet@yahoo.com.