He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. Romans 14:6 NIV
It may sound as though there is room here for each denomination to go on and worship and live as they so choose. But Paul´s teaching goes beyond our outward expressions. As with everything to do with our faith in God, the fanfare means nothing. God looks with piercing eyes that see through the veil we would use to hide things even we prefer not to see. The Lord looks behind the actions and sees where our devotions lie. God knows if we are lifting Him up or if we are secretly thinking of ourselves. So before we think of looking sideways at the next guy, shall we worry first that what we give to the Lord is worthy of Him Who sees it all?
It speaks highly of God that there are variations of faith. We might not see it so because each are convinced with our own doctrines. But a God worthy of setting our hope in is bigger than our puny hearts and feeble minds can encompass. So let us praise the Lord every time we find a person attempting to lift God up. Let us embrace His children everywhere. Let us seek Him and please Him in all we ever do. Shall we all lift our voices together and pray that we worship, eat, drink, live, and die, all to the glory of God?
Please show us immediately whenever we let lesser issues detract us from You! Let all Your children, us included, lift You up and please You as You find our hearts with Yours!