Welcome people who are weak in faith, but don’t get into an argument over differences of opinion. Some people believe that they can eat all kinds of food. Other people with weak faith believe that they can eat only vegetables. People who eat all foods should not despise people who eat only vegetables. In the same way, the vegetarians should not criticize people who eat all foods, because God has accepted those people. Who are you to criticize someone else’s servant? The Lord will determine whether his servant has been successful. The servant will be successful because the Lord makes him successful.
As I write this devotion, our pastor and many in the congregation are at odds over remarks made in a sermon at the end of September. He and we need to remember and return to that middle-ground where we are in agreement and then practice the same forgiveness with which Jesus forgave us.
Lord, help us to not become judgemental over trivial differences in beliefs. Beliefs that neither hinder nor aid our salvation. While we stand strong in our faith, help us to keep an open mind and heart.
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