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Steven A. Bush - September 26, 2021
In Philippians 4:1-3, Paul writes: "Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life." (ESV) Beyond this passage, we know nothing about these two ladies; only that they're in need of reconciliation. For two thousand years and counting, these two gals have only been known for their rift. But perhaps they are now best friends in heaven. Or perhaps that happened before they arrived there. Reconciliation is never put forth as a nice suggestion nor an impossibility. The admonition of "agreeing in the Lord" is for us all. Remember, we were all borne enemies to God and yet He sent His Son to die on a cross to free us from the sin that separated us. And He not only sent His Son to free us, He adopted us as His own sons & daughters. In terms of reconciliation, that truly is the high watermark! Our calls to reconcile trifle in comparison...