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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, July 6



Romans 15:7


Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.


Once again I am reminded to see others through a faithful Christian lens. Who am I to be critical? If I know God created each and every one of us, how can I be critical? It seems fair to question others’ choices when they are harmful or show disrespect. But God’s creation demands acceptance. I will try to keep this thought in my heart.


Heavenly Father, thank you for this day, and for the work you have provided for me. May I be accepting of each and every person I meet today, knowing they, too, are part of your creation. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Jul 06, 2022

Romans 15:7 Therefore, except each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory. Because the Roman church was made up of a diverse population, Paul felt the need to remind them about acceptance so that when they would work in unity. They were Jew and gentile, rich and poor, slave and free. In the diverse world we are living in, we need this same reminder. As humans we often judge before we accept. Paul is telling us to leave out the judging and be as accepting as Christ was to us. It is only then that we give God glory. Prayer: gracious God help me to be less judgmental and more accepting of all those I meet.…

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Barbara
Barbara
Jul 06, 2022

Romans 15: 7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.


Christ accepts all into his family. As a follower of Christ, I should always welcome others with full acceptance. Any difference I may find in others I will overlook, just as Christ overlooks my short comings. I should always strive for unity in being part of this fellowship in Christ.


Dearest Lord, always keep my heart open to accept everyone into my life. I pray that you give me the grace to do so. As Jesus has accepted me, I will always attempt to accept all. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


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David
David
Jul 06, 2022

Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.


Acceptance of someone should be easy. We make it difficult by thinking about our differences and they become so huge that we can’t get beyond them. Once we act like Jesus and just want to show love for others, the differences become insignificant.


Dear Lord, thank you for continuing to teach me that we are all the same in your eyes. It is so much easier to accept others than the alternative of distrust and suspicion. Amen

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Jul 06, 2022

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Romans 15:7

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Acceptance is the ability to see that others have a right to be their own unique person. That means having a right to their own feelings, thoughts and opinions. When I accept people for who they are, I let go of my desire to change them. I let them feel the way they want to feel, I let them be different and think differently from me. Everyone is different in one way or another. Once we understand this truth, we can stop trying to change them into the people we want them to be and start accepting them for wh…

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Tom
Tom
Jul 06, 2022

Romans 15:7 This concept should be simple and straightforward but the culture has conflated acceptance of people with acceptance of everything they do. Burning down a building, vandalizing a church or glueing oneself to a work of art in a museum are not things I am willing to accept as legitimate means of communication. It comes back to that delicate balance between mercy and justice, truth and grace. Jesus accepts me but not my sin. I accept those who disagree with me but not any act of violence, intimidation, depravity or disruption of innocent people’s lives to ostensibly get a point across. My condemnation of their actions does not mean I reject them as persons anymore than disciplining my children mean…


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