Romans 14 Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions.[1]

DSC_0419 Often, I have noticed that those who are weak in faith will sometimes argue the loudest and longest on issues of faith, not because they are so knowledgeable regarding issues of faith, but more because of what they do not know and their fear of exposure. So they get hung up on this or that, and often overlook the essence of the faith in Jesus Christ which is love and the redemption of persons who are lost and in need of salvation.

Paul teaches us in Romans 14: 1 that we should “welcome those who are weak in faith,” but not as those who simply are gearing up for another argument regarding subtle aspects of our personal theologies about God that are most important to us.

It is not unusual that a person facing a sickness unto death might grow weak in their faith. It is not beyond the realm of understanding that a person who has become dejected at dating might wonder why Jesus is not helping them out. The woman who has tried everything, but now is on the brink of losing her home might wonder if God is real. It is to these persons that the Apostle Paul says, “Welcome those who are weak in faith…” Thank you for reading this post. If you find it meaningful, I encourage you to share this writing with a person who might be encouraged with this thought.

Romans 14 Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions.[2]

 

 

Prayer:

Lord, teach me to welcome those who are weak in faith. Encourage me to resist the temptation to become judgmental upon those who have their doubts about you. Help me to rise above the desire to argue with those who want to argue about issues of faith when they do not fully understand the matters of faith. Help me to live my faith, demonstrate my faith, and love others in the faith that you are above all things, know all things and can do all things. Through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior we pray. Amen.

Written by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III

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[1] The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. 1989 (Ro 14:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[2] The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. 1989 (Ro 14:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.