Romans 14:19 encourages Christians to “follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” All believers can improve on being at peace with one another. Sometimes we feel that when somebody gets saved that their whole being, life, and experiences must be just like our own because we were saved first! Perhaps we imagine that if they are to be holy, they must act and think just like “me”. Problem: we are all different in our thoughts and actions. As long as we are following God’s Word and His will together, Let’s be at peace with our differences.
How do we know if we are at peace with our brethren? We won’t take the time to tear someone else down; instead, we will try to build them up. Instead of standing in our smug piety judging the actions of another, we will try to understand them or (as some have put it) try to “walk” in the other person’s shoes before making a judgment. Are you at peace with fellow believers? Congratulations! You are effecting Godly change not only in your local church, but the world over as we build God’s kingdom together.
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"Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another." Romans 14:19