“Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.” —Romans 15:7
These are powerful words from the Apostle Paul, aren’t they? But they surely do not reflect the state that our world is in! So, with that in mind …
Where does the world stand?
No one disputes that we live in a divisive and inhospitable day and age. Many of us feel divided by everything from our particular race, nationality, age, gender, religion, political party, social and marital status, as well as whether or not we’ve been abused!
And that’s just the beginning of the differences and divisions!
Sadly, most are scrambling to choose a side in this vitriolic and hostile climate
But that kind of response is in stark contrast to the believer’s calling.
Christ-followers are to stand alongside, accept and be for each other, not come against each other. In fact, we are even commanded to love not just those who are like us, but those who are our enemies as well (Mt. 5:44). Quite the courageous calling!
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How do you feel about the divisive state of our country and world?
What are you doing, as a Christ-follower, to make a positive change?
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