Thursday, July 18, 2013

agreeing to disagree

Good morning church,
Today's reading shows us Paul advising the church on how to handle differences in religious observance in the church. The short version: "Honor God with your worship and choices and don't worry about how other people live or worship; that's between them and God." There are always different ways of doing things, and faithful Christians will not always agree. That's OK. God's bigger than we are in every way.

God bless,

Romans 14:1-6
Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarrelling over opinions. 2Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. 3Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgment on those who eat; for God has welcomed them. 4Who are you to pass judgment on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

5 Some judge one day to be better than another, while others judge all days to be alike. Let all be fully convinced in their own minds. 6Those who observe the day, observe it in honor of the Lord. Also those who eat, eat in honor of the Lord, since they give thanks to God; while those who abstain, abstain in honor of the Lord and give thanks to God.

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