Verses 17 - 19 stood out to me this morning, this verse followed by...
V18 If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. 19 So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.
Lord, please open our understanding. I read this chapter, and hear You saying to my heart each soul must live by the conviction of Your Holy Spirit in THEIR life, not by the Holy Spirit's conviction from mine. So many souls, with so many different experiences, on so many different places on the journey to living a life led by You. Lord, I pray we begin to aim for harmony, rather than being right. I pray we aim to build one another up, rather than picking one another apart. I pray discernment does help us to see what is truly needed in every situation by the fruits that lie there, rather than allow self righteous judgment to breed rejection, isolation and pain. Thank You Jesus, amen.