Sunday, October 11, 2015


Rom. 14:4  Who are you to condemn God's servants?  They are responsible to the Lord, so let him tell them whether they are right or wrong.  The Lord's power will help them do as they should.

Pointing fingers is one thing most of us do well.  It seems to be common wherever we go.  It's easy to blame others for what they do or don't do.  It's easy to jump on things they say and make a big deal out of it.  Chances are that you have done it and that it has been done to you.  We often try to make ourselves look good at the expense of others.  We like to think we are better than they are because we don't do or say what they do.

Now, I am not referring to those times in which it is obvious someone has done wrong and must be held accountable for it.  We simply cannot overlook blatant sin, especially in the church.  However, most of what we hold against one another should be let go and not made an issue of.  We are to live lovingly and graciously with one another, striving to live in peace.

It is especially easy to condemn those who are in leadership positions.  They are visible and easy targets.  We want to impose on them our own convictions of what is right and wrong.  We don't want them to think differently on things than we do.  However, it is not our role or responsibility to sit in judgment on them.  We are to let the Lord take care of their convictions.  If they are humbled and open to Him, they will do as they should.  Each of us will answer to God for what we preach, teach and how we live.

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