Monthly Archives: March 2018
Be wise in what is good & simple concerning evil.” (Romans 16) The flesh has a morbid curiosity about evil things. The carnal person wants to know about the practices of the world of evil. They are curious about séances, spiritism, and the occult. These worldly people want to learn all about evil practices. Some Christians think that if you are going to minister to young people you need to learn all about the latest movies, music and media. The Bible tells us to be wise about what is good, and simple about evil things. Why pollute your brain with garbage? There are many things we’d be much better off not understanding.
We are told to “receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the Glory of God” (Romans 15). Ephesians 1:6 tells us that we are “accepted in the Beloved.” Since Jesus has accepted us, we should certainly accept one another. Let the Holy Spirit of God pull down any artificial barriers that divide us from the rest of the Body of Christ. We are One in the Spirit and we must allow Christ to break down any walls people have built to define their own territory. Let’s always be open to the work of The Spirit of God.
The early church worshiped together on Sunday, because that was the day Jesus rose from the dead (Acts 20:7) But some of the Jewish believers in the early church wanted to worship on Saturday because that was Jewish tradition. – Some people today worship on Saturday. Paul points out in Romans 14 that some people esteem “one day above another; another esteems every day alike.” It is acceptable to have differing opinions. What is not acceptable is to judge each other based on these opinions. – Christians enjoy God’s Liberty, and don’t allow anyone to judge them according to Sabbath days (Col.2:16). I have Liberty to worship on any day, because they are all the Lord’s days. But I won’t judge you if you see it differently, and I hope you won’t judge me, or other Christians. These are not the kinds of things the body of Christ should be arguing about.