We had a talk at our church yesterday evening which was amazing! It was about approaching and speaking to other Christians around you, who has different views to yours. He highlighted the importance of realising that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ, saved by Him. How we serve God does matter, and we should always seek to serve Him in the way He tells us through His word. But we also need to realise that we all want to do that, and we all actively work toward making Him proud of our lives.
Therefore, when talking to a sibling in faith, we should have a conversation about how to serve God the way He wants, rather than making it an issue about who is "right" and who is "wrong". Trying to convince each other of viewpoints just to be right, is not serving God. Recognising each other as saved children of God, and speaking from a spirit of building each other's lives up towards Him, we can approach disagreements through love. A mutual love for God, and through God to everyone around us.
Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
1 Corinthians 3:12-13 ESV
We are all building on one foundation, Jesus Christ, but should encourage one another to build with materials that will last through God's testing fire - so that He can be proud of our lives.
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