What a great word. Live and let live, what a great phrase. And a great Scripture: “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37
As a Christ-follower, I must:
- Tolerate those with beliefs and faith different from mine.
- Live life in obedience to what Christ is showing me to do.
- Avoid judging you and tolerate your beliefs that may differ from mine.
This scripture helps me to be more tolerant: 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” Luke 7:47
If I think I have been forgiven a little, I will love a little and be less tolerant. If I believe correctly that I have been forgiven much, I will love deeply, like Christ loves me, and I will be much more tolerant of you and your faith, which differs from mine.
If I judge you and your beliefs, I have failed to love you like Christ. He alone can judge me. He alone can judge you. Let us avoid judging each other by increasing the love we have for one another. And may the Lord Jesus Christ bless you with an ever-expanding experience of His infinite and perfect love.
Today, I will be more tolerant of you, me, and everyone God puts in my path. Today, I will love you, myself, and others with the nonjudgmental love of Christ, the sole judge of all things. Amen.
Father God, what do you have to add to this thinking?
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27
Lord Christ, thank you for your Word today. Amen.
Your aspiring servant,
August 25, 2023
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