Lifting Them Up… or Knocking Them Down?


Here’s a question to ponder today. How would God grade our interaction with other believers? In the fourteenth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans, He does just that. …And as always, our score is based on ‘do we look like Jesus?’

Do we offer ourselves to others as a haven of grace? Do those we meet see us as a people who gives them the freedom to be who they are, and the freedom to become who God wants them to be? Would these describe us as patient with them… willing to wait for God’s timing and plan for their lives to unfold?

To the contrary, do those we come into contact with know us only as a sermon waiting to unleash judgement and condemnation? Are they fearful of speaking and sharing their thoughts with us, knowing their words will be challenged and their doctrine criticized?

Paul would say…

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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2 Responses to Lifting Them Up… or Knocking Them Down?

  1. writinggomer says:

    One of your best, thanks for these words of wisdom.

  2. granbee says:

    I have also commented upon this post over at Christian Blessings, but I will just add that I find it most appropriate to illustrate this T.H.I.N.K. mottos with that dear little innocent child’s shusshing motion.

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