One Common Thread that Binds

Scripture Reading:   Romans 14:1-12

We all have our own ideas as to how best obtain and express our faith. The likely attitude for those strong in faith is disgust for those who are weak in faith. On the other hand, the weak in faith likely will judge those who are strong.

But being judgmental or having disdain for others is how we fail. We fail as a family, as a community, or a nation if we ignore one basic fact; the power we have in Christ holding us together as one. Although congregations and individuals may differ in conviction and practice, there is one common thread that binds us. It is the power of Christ in what we believe, what we do, and how we live.

There is nothing wrong with a person giving their viewpoints. That’s how we learn and grow from each other. But God has made each of us for a purpose and we need to celebrate our oneness in Christ. Let us unify to defeat our common enemy satan who tries to kill, steal, and destroy.

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This day with You God, forgive us if we show disdain or judge others. Help us to have a heart that appreciates, accepts, and affirms others. For all have tremendous value in Your eyes. You Lord are not looking for perfect people but only those who accept Your mercy. The mercy given to those who accept the Savior … Jesus Christ. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to One Common Thread that Binds

  1. aqoheleth says:

    Amen…. ”The likely attitude for those strong in faith is disgust for those who are weak in faith. On the other hand, the weak in faith likely will judge those who are strong.”
    Major problem today in the body of Christ. I have fallen both prey and predator on this actually. Thanks for sharing.

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