Posted by: jamsco | January 23, 2012

Application of the Fighter Verse for January 28/29

Romans 15:1,2

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

If you look at the verse in the wrong way, it feels a little condescending, doesn’t it? “We who are strong . . . ” And we need to be careful with how we think about it.

When I consider this verse, I read it this way: “In those areas where you are strong . . . ” and in that light, this verse applies to all of us, right?

All of us have gifts, all of us have some quality or fruit of the spirit or ability that others don’t. And this verse tells us what to do with that: Bear with the weaker person. Please your neighbor. Build him up.

In other words, your gift isn’t about you. It’s about glorifying God by what you do with it.

[Just a reminder – many or most of the songs posted on this site or at our channel at Youtube.com are demo or scratch versions (not finalized) of what will be available on the CD]

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