Tuesday, March 22, 2016

You Cannot Share Your Faith!

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If our faith is strong, we should be patient with the Lord’s followers whose faith is weak. We should try to please them instead of ourselves.  We should think of their good and try to help them by doing what pleases them.

Romans 15:1-2

Are you patient with people whose faith is weaker than yours?  There is a real temptation for those with strong faith to ridicule others whose faith is not so strong!  These verses tell us that we must try to please those with weaker faith, not criticize them.

And of course, even if your faith is strong, there are those whose faith is stronger!  How do they treat you?  A man or woman of faith that is greater than yours will treat you with respect.  You will be encouraged to "keep on" growing in the Lord. 

But when you look at the life of a stronger brother you will sometimes be confused about what you see.  In the same circumstance as his you know that you would probably not act the same.  So we have a responsibility to respect the faith of those who are weaker in faith and those who are stronger.

Faith is one side of your relationship with Jesus.  In a real sense you cannot "share your faith," you can only encourage others to have faith that is their own!

"Lord Jesus, help me to trust You more everyday and encourage everyone I meet today to do the same.  May You be praised forever.  Amen."

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