Romans 14:13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
Freedom in Christ should never override respect for those whose convicted beliefs give them less freedom. On the other hand, those who condemn or judge others harshly over disputable matters are in jeopardy of elevating their positions to that of God. When it comes to the minutia of our walk as Christians, we can borrow a line from secular music – R-E-S-P-E-C-T ! We need to be in close relationship with others and practice accountability with one another. The line between accountability and judgment is usually found in the prayerful time with Christ and loving respect for others. Flaunting freedoms or binding laws can each cause others to become exasperated with their faith. Becoming so focused on loving like Christ often dissolves the minutia away. Judge less – love more!
Father, Give me Your wisdom to discern between matters of dispute and areas where You call me to be bold and stand for Your truth. Keep me far away from the pursuit of Your judgment seat and closer to the cross of Your Son, Jesus. I love You! Amen