Judge in Love: Make Peace

​”For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.  Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” 1 Corinthians 4:4‭-‬5; Romans 14:19.

Todays quote in line with James 4:12 made us realize that Judging hearts is for God to do, not for us to do. Even as Christians admonish someone for false doctrine or practice they do so out of love. This love will also bring Christians together and promote peace, which means someone might have to give up promoting their own view if it might cause a division within his or her church. God wants Christians to show love as they work toward unity and work to build each other up in the gospel. 

A strong Christian will not think lesser of a weaker Christian, and a weaker Christian will not denounce a stronger Christian as a sinner. It is love for God and love for others that leads a Christian to bear with a weaker Christian brother or sister in every situation. According to Romans 14:10-13, fellow Christians must be helpful and supportive of each other and shall not look down on or judge each other. God help us!

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