Love Your Neighbor

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. Romans 15:1-2

If you have been a Born Again Christian for awhile, you have probably made some mistakes growing through your faith and have been corrected, rebuked, or edified by the Holy Spirit. We need to remember this when we encounter new Christians. They probably don’t know us much scripture as you, they probably haven’t wrestled much with theological ideas, so they are at a different spot in their journey with Christ

We need to remember this and be patient and kind to the entire body of Christ. This can be very difficult at times as we want to “call out” everything we believe Christians are doing wrong. This obviously causes great division among the body quickly, as the Bible states we are to strive to live in peace with everyone

So what can we do? First we should be praying for them, the Holy Spirit is our greatest teacher and can guide anyone to truth. Second we all need to devote time in scripture. If a fellow Christian is behaving in a way that contradicts scripture, then show them the scripture. Let them chew on the scripture and have them come to their conclusion

For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. Romans 15:3

Jesus Christ, our Master, lived a self-sacrificing life. Anything he did was not for his greater good, but for ours. We should live by His example, to show mercy, compassion, and truth. Don’t be a stumbling block for your brothers and sisters. Be strong for them and help them on their path with Christ! Amen!

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