March 30th, 2016
It should humble us every time we consider how Christ accepted us. Regardless of the details, every believer has one thing in common: We were sinners who fell short of the glory of God before we were washed by the blood of Christ (3:23). How wondrous is Christ’s love that He would endure the pains of the flesh, suffering death for the sake of a sinner? This astounding attitude of love and sacrifice for the sake of sinful people brings glory to the Father! Is this the attitude that you have when you think about your brothers or sisters in Christ?
It would seem reasonable to assume that since Christ accepted us while we were sinners, following His example would mean accepting others in their sins and weaknesses, so that they might be washed by blood of Christ and be sanctified by the Holy Spirit. “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up” (15:1-2). Is our attitude toward others “building them up?”
Author: Raul Granillo