Rejoice With

Rejoice With

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.  1st Corinthians 12:26

 

They met together.  They were two families from two different religions.  One family knew their Bibles inside and out.  They went to all the meetings.  They purposefully hit the streets in order to witness unto others.  The other family did not.  They didn´t regularly go to church.  They knew their Bible to an extent, but could not rattle off the text name and number.  They did not even belong to an organization or denomination.  But when they got together, their friends shared all the wonderful media that their church had available in literature and online.  Instead of resenting the other family, should they rather rejoice with them for the progress made in sharing the Good News of God and Jesus Christ?

Surely there are disagreements over Biblical interpretation even between people from the same religion.  If the God we look to is the Creator and the Redeemer spoken of in the Scriptures, then we should be able to rejoice along with even those we don´t particularly agree with.  Our God is big.  He is wise enough to see His creation reach His intended goals.  If hearts are what He wants, then hearts is what we should be concerned about bringing unto Him.  We can start with our own.  Then, could we learn to rejoice with any of His other children?

 

Dear Lord,

Before criticizing the beliefs of our brothers and sisters, teach us to examine where we stand with You!  Let us come with our whole hearts and rejoice when others do too, we pray!

Amen

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