How do you Treat those who are Weaker than You?

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Happy Monday Saints.

Romans 15:1-2 “WE WHO ARE STRONG OUGHT TO BEAR THE FAILINGS OF THE WEAK AND NOT TO PLEASE OURSELVES. EACH OF US SHOULD PLEASE OUR NEIGHBOUR FOR THEIR GOOD, TO BUILD THEM UP.”

How do you treat those who are weaker than you?

As followers of Christ, we are called not only to love one another but also to demonstrate that love through our actions and attitudes towards each other.

In Romans 15:1-2, Paul begins by addressing those who are considered strong in faith. He encourages them to bear with the failings of the weak, rather than seeking to please themselves. This call to bear with one another reminds us of the importance of empathy, compassion, and patience in our interactions with fellow believers.

It’s easy to become impatient or judgmental towards those who struggle in their faith. However, Paul reminds us that true strength lies in our ability to show love and understanding to those who are weaker. By bearing with one another, we reflect the sacrificial love of Christ and demonstrate the unity and harmony that should characterise the body of Christ.

Furthermore, Paul emphasises the importance of seeking the good of our neighbours and building them up. As Christians, our goal should not be to please ourselves but TO SERVE AND UPLIFT2 9OTHERS. This selfless attitude reflects the love of Christ, who laid down His life for us so that we might have eternal life.

Are you bearing with the failings of the weak, in love, or are you quick to judge and criticise? Are you seeking the good of your neighbours and actively working to build them up? Ask the Lord for the grace and strength to live out these principles in your daily interactions, so that you may be a shining example of Christ’s love to everyone around you.

May the Lord give you the grace to set8 aside your own desires and preferences and to prioritise the needs of others. May your life be a testimony of God’s love and grace, drawing others closer to Him.

Have a great week. God bless and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff