Romans 15:7 (NASB) Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
I wonder where the hatred for others comes from. Is it jealousy or fear; is it the preconceived notion of things we have learned or been taught, or is it that we have never taken the time to get to know someone else? We can sit and agree we love others, but only YOU and God know if you are hiding resentful or racial feelings toward another person or culture. If we refuse to deal with these feelings, they will continue to blind the way we look at people. As witnesses of Christ we MUST be ever mindful of the witness we are for Him –and also be aware of the resentful feelings being passed on to others. We can instill the wrong attitude in our children, family, and friends with our poison. As Paul shared, examine ourselves for any hint of racial, cultural, financial, personal prejudice, and give it to the Lord.
Application:• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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