Have you heard of “autoimmune disease?” It is a physical condition that results in the immune system attacking healthy cells. It is a case of mistaken identity, where the body turns on itself and damages its own tissue. The general term refers to a group of more than 80 serious, chronic illnesses of the human body, including rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. It is estimated that up to 23.5 million Americans have an autoimmune disorder.
Something is seriously wrong when a physical body begins to attack itself. The same is true of the spiritual body of Christ. “But if you bite and devour one another, take care lest you be consumed by one another” (Galatians 5:15). Remember -- we are on the same team. Save the artillery for the real enemy.
God loves you!