FRIDAY 23RD JUNE 2017
TOPIC: GUIDING GRACE (2)
TEXT: Romans 15:1-3 “they that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and nor to please ourselves…Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification….For even Christ pleased not himself; but as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me….”
Be an accepting model Of grace. Refuse all temptations to be a brother hasher or sister smasher. We already have too many of them roaming around the religious landscape and nothing catches the attention of the unsaved world quicker than those times when we Christians beat up on one another. Don’t think the unsaved world doesn’t notice our cannibalism.
3: Freeing others means we never assume a position we’re not qualified to fill. This, in one sentence, is enough to stop any person from judging another. We’re not qualified. We lack full knowledge. How often we have jumped to wrong conclusions, made judgmental statements, only to find out later how off-base we were — then wished we could cut out our tongue.
4: Loving others requires us to express our liberty wisely. In other words, love must rule. You are not your own, you were bought with a price. Your goal is not to please you; it is to please the Lord Jesus, your God. So the bottom line is: Don’t adapt your life according to what people may say; adapt your life according to the basis of Jesus love for you because you will answer to Christ.
MEDITATION: Galatians 5:13
Deut. 28:20; Ps. 119:25-48; Isaiah 55; Matthew 3