We’re urged throughout the Bible to repent for our mistakes… and then to simply forget them! Isn’t it interesting how our enemy would have us remember every stumble. Constantly reminding us of our shortcomings! That’s one of his best plays. It takes up our mental energy and keeps us out of the game — making us ineffective soldiers in the ultimate struggle. Like the Apostle Paul, our goal should be just the opposite.
“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
Many folks who’ve been in the church for a while have a nasty little habit that seems to crop up from time to time. After we’ve learned the “norms” of the group, figured out how to “fit-in,” with the church crowd, and maybe spent some time learning from the Lord’s Word, we can have a tendency to be a little judgmental of those weaker brothers and sisters. In fact, I’ve seen Christians be down right evil to one another. I wonder, do these folks think this “holier than thou” attitude endears them to Christ? He’s the only one who ever had a reason to boast, and became the servant of the same folks we often look down on.
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.” Romans 14:1
“Who are you to judge someone else’s servant?” Romans 14:4