Brothers and sisters, accept those whose faith is weak. Don’t judge them where you have differences of opinion.
The faith of some people allows them to eat anything. But others eat only vegetables because their faith is weak. People who eat everything must not look down on those who do not. And people who don’t eat everything must not judge those who do. God has accepted them.
Who are you to judge someone else’s servants? Whether they are faithful or not is their own master’s concern. They will be faithful because the Lord has the power to make them faithful. Some people consider one day to be more holy than another. Others think all days are the same.
Each person should be absolutely sure in his own mind. Those who think one day is special do it to honor the Lord. Those who eat meat do it to honor the Lord. They give thanks to God. Those who don’t eat meat do it to honor the Lord. They also give thanks to God.
We do not live for ourselves alone, and we do not die by ourselves. If we live, we live to honor the Lord. If we die, we die to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Christ died and came back to life. He did this to become the Lord of both the dead and the living.
Now then, who are you to judge your brother or sister? Why do you look down on them? We will all stand in God’s courtroom to be judged. It is written,
You can be sure that I live,’ says the Lord. ‘And you can be just as sure that every knee will bow down in front of me. Every tongue will tell the truth to God.’ ”
So, we will all have to explain to God the things we have done. Let us stop judging one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put anything in your brother’s way that would make him trip and fall. As I am absolutely sure that no food is “unclean” in itself. I say this as one who belongs to the Lord Jesus.
But some people may consider a thing to be “unclean.” If they do, it is “unclean” for them.
Your brothers and sisters may be upset by what you eat. If they are, you are no longer acting as though you love them. So don’t destroy them by what you eat.
“Christ died for them too you know!“
My beloved brothers and sisters, do not let something you consider good to be spoken of as if it were evil. God’s kingdom has nothing to do with eating or drinking. It is a matter of being right with God. It brings the peace and joy that the Holy Spirit gives.
Those who serve Christ in this way are pleasing to God. They are pleasing to people too. So let us do all we can to live in peace. And let us work hard to build each other up.
Do not destroy the work of God because of food. All food is “clean.” But it is wrong for you to eat anything that causes someone else to trip and fall. Don’t eat meat if it will cause your brothers and sisters to fall. Don’t drink wine or do anything else that will make them fall.
No matter what you think about those things, keep it between yourself, and God. Blessed are those who do not have to feel guilty for what they allow. But those who have doubts are guilty if they eat. Their eating is not based on faith. Everything that is not based on faith is sin.”
This is the word of the Lord, and many need to start walking in it, lest you trip and fall in the pit from your hateful hearts. Because truth is, this nation has a lot of talkers of love, and not enough walkers of love.
So stop treating others poorly because of the color of their skin, or because of who they voted for “honestly, it is none of your business,” and what about different religions, STOP judging, and finally, this is a big one, stop treating people who are homosexual, like they are less human than you. Because it is not true and they are people too.
We certainly are not going to effectively teach the truth of Jesus Christ, and the laws against such things, by treating people poorly. Because sin is a sin no matter how you slice it, and we live in a land of cherry-pickers. A kitchen full of kettles calling the other black.
Now, before the Christian community goes all bonkers on me. Let me explain a few things.
First, many who claim “love” wouldn’t know it if it bit them on the backside. Secondly, the true love of Jesus Christ, does not condemn, it teaches the truth and instructs with love. Thirdly, self-control, compassion, kindness, and understanding are the fruits of the Holy Spirit of God. So one might ask themselves, “am I really walking in the Spirit?” Because if so, there would be a greater show of self-control from those considering themselves Christian.
It’s an important question to ask yourself, as the answer may surprise you.
Listen, the things that are a sin in the eyes of God, such as lying, stealing, fornicating, homosexuality, adultery, worshiping false gods, idolatry, and so on, are not to be condoned, but to be handled with care.
Treating all individuals with love and understanding, where they are, as we pour out the truth in love. Because maybe, just maybe Jesus might know what He is talking about, when He tells us, LOVE heals all things. Biblical instruction should come from a pure heart, one that cares for for the heart of another. This is the only thing that will reach the lost. What is needed to set another soul free from torment and sin. Maybe even lead a transgender person to put down the opposite sex clothing. Why?
To love themselves from within.
Let’s take a quick peek at what the Bible says about love.
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
1 Peter 4:8
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
Well there you have it. Just so we’re clear. We are not to call evil good or good evil. But we are to love and NOT hate. I hope you hear what the Lord is saying, and I don’t have to pull out the bull horn for the “hard-of-hearing.”
God is telling you…
“Do Not Judge Your Brother “Love Him”
That also means, when they don’t deserve it. Why?
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus died for us, even while we were sinners, and as we all know–none of us deserved it. This nation and all of the human-race, one race under God, needs to make a habit out of love, kindness, forgivesness, and sel-control.
We must be obedient to God’s laws and principles, and not our own feelings. Because the key to successful kindness, is to “practice,” what you preach.
God Bless all of God’s Creation, not just some of it.
And God Bless You,
Christine’s Cornerstone Ministries