“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Romans 15:7
I love how relevant the scripture is. No matter what circumstance, God has spoken. I’ve been having a sinful attitude as of late. I was wanting to exclude someone from my circle. I had come up with all these arguments and I was using Scripture to justify my sin. That is a scary place to be when I think about it. I want the Scriptures to inform me, not me use Scriptures out of context to meet my own ends. I am a sinful man. After I was forced to make a right decision, I was convicted that my attitude was wrong. I love it and I hate it. I love that I recognize it…there’s hope for me yet. I hate it because I am sinful. I have a very long way to go. The Gospel is inclusionary. Christ welcomed me when I was of ill repute. I have a duty to welcome others in the same manner.
O God – save me from myself and help me to learn that the Gospel is inclusionary and not exclusionary.