UCB Word For Today 10th April 2023 – Showing Grace Towards Those Who Differ With You

UCB Word For Today 10th April 2023

TOPIC: Showing Grace Towards Those Who Differ With You

SCRIPTURE: but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18 NKJV

Think how much happier and more energised you would be if you weren’t trying to control people and straighten them out. One author writes: ‘Give your loved ones the dignity of making their own mistakes and learning from them. If you’re always getting into someone else’s business, you’re not only going to burn out, you’re hindering God from working in their lives…they belong to Him, not you!’

In the New Testament, when legalistic Jewish believers tried to impose kosher laws on Gentile believers, Paul wrote: ‘Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don’t. And those who don’t…must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them’ (Romans 14:3 NLT). Sometimes in trying to be holy, we come across as harsh. Just because you don’t feel at liberty to do something doesn’t give you the right to condemn those who do – unless it’s something clearly prohibited in Scripture. Having strong opinions doesn’t give you the right to impose them on others. Remember, you can have the right theology and the wrong attitude.

Gladys M. Hunt writes: ‘Acceptance means you’re valuable just as you are…you can talk about how you feel…and why – and someone really cares…you can try out new ideas without being shot down…you can even express heretical thoughts and discuss them with intelligent questioning. You feel safe. No one will pronounce judgment…even though they don’t agree with you. It doesn’t mean you’ll never be corrected…it simply means it’s safe to be you.’

When it comes to the truth, stand fast! But when it comes to nonessentials like personal preferences, customs, and traditions, ‘Let each be fully convinced in his own mind’ (Romans 14:5 NKJV).

DAILY BIBLE READING: Joshua 19-21, John 4:1-30

UCB Word For Today 10th April 2023. United Christian Broadcasters is a Christian media charity that exists to offer every person, in every place, every moment of the day, the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way.

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