" To Bear And Forbear One Another "

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 | By Kaye | In

I guess it's easy for all of us to make ' assumptions ' about one another especially when the other person we take notice of has plenty of weaknesses or is in a particular situation, stage or circumstance in life.
And some people are just too quick to jump into conclusions and judge another... even if they don't really know what's going on in their life or what's in the person's heart, see.
And sad to say this kind of attitude is not exclusive to unbelievers, this is quite common in christians too and I think it's a shameful thing and ought to be rebuked.

Let us not give place to that kind of spirit, we should be reminded that not everyone is spiritually strong all the time and that we are trekking individual roads thus we all are at different stages with regards to spiritual growth in Christ Jesus. Only He knows the truth about each and everyone of us despite what other people think of you.

God is not a respecter of persons, He loved the sinner, He loves the lowly, the weak, He does not discriminate between those who are ' good ' christians or not so good ones, see? He is faithful and loving to all who needs Him and even to those who don't. That is why He gives strenght to the weak, to the weary...He encourages, ministers to us, reminds us all the time.

Why should we think differently, act differently when our God Almighty doesn't? Let us follow His example, let us bear and forbear one another, let us be aware that we are all vulnerable- what we judge others might happen to us too so let us not deem ourselves higher or more ' christianlike ' than the other, that kind of spirit is deceiving for none is higher than anyone. Only God Himself and yet He displayed how lowly and humble He can be.

It's pleasing to the Lord for us to have the spirit and attitude of forbearance and unconditional love towards those who are spiritually weak. And let me tell you- it will be an encouragement to them, a blessing, a manifestation of God's love to them through you. Amen. Let us be God's light for other christians to follow because the truth is- it's only God's grace, mercy and love that holds us to where we are now. Amen.

" He that is weak in faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. "

" Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather that no man put a stumblingblock or on occassion to fall in his brothers way. "

ROMANS 14:1 & 13

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