Communication!

Communication!

Communication! We have been taught the need for proper communication since our first argument on the playground with the kid who jumped in front of us in the line for the slide, but how old are we when we finally learn to practice what has been instilled in us all our lives?

The Israelites, during Joshua's leadership, had to learn a life lesson in communication. In Joshua 22, God had led the twelve tribes of Israel to conquer the land of Canaan. All the tribes had worked together to help one another. Now, the job was complete, and Joshua had given permission to the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh to go back home. The land God had granted to them was on the other side of the Jordan River from the other tribes' land. When they returned home, they built an altar.

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"What We Got Here, Is Failure to Communicate"

"What We Got Here, Is Failure to Communicate"

One of the most classic lines in movie history is "What We Got Here Is...Failure to Communicate" from 'Cool Hand Luke'.  As I was thinking about what to write for this article this quote came to mind. It seems communication (or lack thereof) is the root of many problems we have with other people.  Many arguments are based on misunderstandings or on unstated expectations.  Christians should be a people of unity and love.  Too often we let miscommunication lead to arguments, which in turn lead to divisions and hate.  To quote the words of James in James 3:10, "Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so"

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