“Then the contention became so sharp, that they parted from one another”
These words paint such a large and convicting picture. These were brothers in Christ. They were both being used by the Lord, and both anointed by the Holy Spirit. Yet, they fought. Ultimately, their dissention caused them to spilt up from each other. The conviction is that we all can allow our sinful self to penetrate the ministry given to us by Jesus Christ. Yes, God redeems all, but the mistakes we make were never meant for us. Yes, God knows every moment even unto the end of all days. But imagine the life that is consistently in His will.