Scripture Reading: Romans 14:1-12
We all have our own ideas as to how best obtain and express our faith. The likely attitude for those strong in faith is disgust for those who are weak in faith. On the other hand, the weak in faith likely will judge those who are strong.
But being judgmental or having disdain for others is how we fail. We fail as a family, as a community, or a nation if we ignore one basic fact; the power we have in Christ holding us together as one. Although congregations and individuals may differ in conviction and practice, there is one common thread that binds us. It is the power of Christ in what we believe, what we do, and how we live.
There is nothing wrong with a person giving their viewpoints. That’s how we learn and grow from each other. But God has made each of us for a purpose and we need to celebrate our oneness in Christ. Let us unify to defeat our common enemy satan who tries to kill, steal, and destroy.
This day with You God, forgive us if we show disdain or judge others. Help us to have a heart that appreciates, accepts, and affirms others. For all have tremendous value in Your eyes. You Lord are not looking for perfect people but only those who accept Your mercy. The mercy given to those who accept the Savior … Jesus Christ. Amen.