Drama Is Damaging

By: Pastor Ben Aguirre

Proverbs 17:14 (NKJV Strong's)
14 The beginning of strife is like releasing water;
Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.

Have you ever been involved with drama. Most, if not all of us have been touched by it in some way. And I’ll bet that it was not a good experience. The Bible has offense as one of its main topics for a reason. It is in our best interest to learn what to do with it and how to avoid it. Drama is offense that has been allowed to grow into action. The advice and council here is to not let it develop. When it comes (and Jesus said it will come) we must stop it before it starts moving to the next level. That level is strife.

Strife is where battle lines are drawn and armies are gathered up on sides. The need to prove who is right begins to consume those involved and war ensues. That need to be proven right is so often the fuel of drama. When Jesus was wronged he kept quiet and trusted His Father, the Righteous Judge (1 Peter 2:23). Gossip and talking behind the backs of others is often the politics of strife. Talking about the sins, faults and failures of others is never okay. Love covers. Gossip uncovers. The damage left behind usually lasts for years and shapes future relationships. If allowed, drama (strife) becomes like a drug. There are many addicts of drama today. In the world and sadly in the Church. We are actually conditioned by almost every form of entertainment to bend toward drama. Reality shows, movies and News outlets use drama as the hook. Once received, drama can become a sick need. Like the witchcraft it is, drama gains control over those given to it. Then along with the need to feed on it, it becomes a motivation and lifestyle for those given to it. Christians should stay clear of drama.

The Bible says to avoid it. Don’t allow it. Stop it before it starts. The answer is to drop the issue and walk away before it goes any further.
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