Getting on with Christian’s who are weaker in their faith
Can you get on with other Christians? God wants us to live in harmony with each other; we should try to get on with other Christians especially the ones who are weaker in their faith. This is what Paul has to say.
Do not refuse to accept into your group someone who is weak in faith. And do not argue with him about opinions. Romans 14:1(ICB)
I know we all have lots of different opinions on everything. Everyone is different, we all think differently. We all do have our opinions on everything. But what is Paul saying, do not refuse to accept into your group someone who is weak in faith. That means that if there is someone that is newer to Christian faith, like someone who has just got saved we should accept him or her and help that person to grow in their faith. And now we come to the second part of what Paul is saying. And do not argue with him about opinions. Just for an example, one of your friends you have been praying for just got saved, you give him a Bible and he reads it. A few weeks later he comes to you and he states his opinion on something he read, you have a different opinion on that subject. You don’t just state your opinion you tell him that you’re right about it and he’s wrong. You start an argument with him about it. A few days later you are no longer friends. He gives you back the Bible and rips out the page you had been arguing about, if only you had helped him grow in his faith instead of killing the seed that was planted in his life.
And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2(NIV)
We need to live a life of love, to love everyone just as Christ loved us. This does not mean that it’s just for loving other Christians, we need to love everyone in the world not just Christians. For us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. What does this mean; it means that Jesus took the sacrifice for us so that we might be able to live for ever. Jesus took our sacrifice, but God still wants us to be good holy people for him that will be careful about the way we use our opinions. So that means he wants us to try to be more like Jesus. God does not want us to be perfect but live our lives as a light for him in the darkness.
It is good and pleasant when God people live together in peace! Psalm 133:1(ICB)
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