2 Chronicles 29:1-36
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New Testament: Romans 14:1-23
Summary: Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another, Do Not Cause Another to Stumble
July 31th, and now as we turn our attention to the New Testament, today’s reading will come from the book of Romans, chapter 14, verses 1 through 23. You know, your love may be tested more by Christians who disagree with you than by unbelievers who persecute you. It takes a diamond to cut a diamond.
What should you do when your brother or sister disagrees with you about how God’s people ought to live? Well, first of all, there’s acceptance. Not all believers are mature, and love demands that the mature members of the family defer to the immature. Love protects people and gives them a chance to grow up. People may be difficult, but we must accept them in love for the Lord’s sake.
We’ll read about accountability. See, we have no right to judge and condemn one another because the judge is the Lord. Each believer will have enough to do in keeping his own account right without interfering with others’ accounts. And then there’s ambition. Our desire must not be to get everybody to agree with us.
Our desire must be to pursue peace, not cause others to stumble and help others to mature, in Christ. What starts as grieving can become offending and making weak and causing others to stumble and fall. The result might be destroying a brother or sisters faith, is destroying another just to have your own way worth it? And with that, let’s begin our reading today in the New Testament.
There’s thunder in His footsteps
And lightning in His fists
(Our God is an awesome God)Judgement and wrath
He poured out on Sodom