Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 7, 2014

Different Interpretations

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Romans 14:1 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

Friendships, relationships and churches split over differences of opinions. Scripture tells us to respect the opinions of others. The Holy Spirit interprets the Living Word of God (the Holy Bible) to each of us according to our need at that time and place of our lives. Just because we receive one particular interpretation of a verse doesn’t mean someone else’s is incorrect. How many times have we read one verse and the same verse several years, months, weeks or even days later seems to say something else at a different level? We need to relate to others in the love of God and not be judgmental. We need to accept the ideas of others as correct for them whether they fit us or not. Let us put our demands to be right for other people aside and reach out in love and acceptance of God.

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