‘Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen?…’ Romans 8:33 NLT
When you tear someone down, you’re on thin ice with God. The Bible says: ‘Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for His own? Will God? No! He is the one who has given us right standing with Himself… Will Christ Jesus? No, for He is the one who died for us and was raised to life for us and is sitting…next to God, pleading for us.’ (Romans 8:33-34 NLT) Your fellow-believers are not perfect, but God says they ‘…belong to his dear Son.’ (Ephesians1:6 NLT) There’s nothing you can bring against them that God doesn’t already know. Stop and think; by discrediting them you’re questioning the One who redeemed them, implying He made a mistake and doesn’t know what He’s doing. You say, ‘But shouldn’t I speak up when something is wrong?’ Yes, but be careful about overstepping your bounds and condemning the person. Your attitude should be one of helpfulness, forgiveness and reconciliation. Anytime you try to judge what you’ve no authority over, you’re out of your jurisdiction! Paul writes, ‘Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.’ (Romans 14:4 NIV) It’s God’s job to judge othersand He doesn’t need your help to do it!
SoulFood: 1 Chron 16-18, John 9:13-23, Ps 105:1-15, Pr 25:23-25
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