Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Sandhurst

Daily Scripture & Reflection

26 Jun 2021, 9:45 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

Who are you to pass judgement on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand. (Romans 14 v 4)

Daily Reflection

God sees each one of us as individuals, unique in our own way and loved by Him just as much as the other - so who are we, mere mortals, to judge each other as either inferior or superior. Needing to always be right, and others wrong - assuring ourselves we occupy the moral high ground - can be a way of avoiding admitting, either to God or ourselves, that actually we are fallible.

God loves us warts and all - so even when we disagree with one another, we should not mentally put others down, or despise them. Surely, we should instead pray that they will come to understand and know what it is for the Lord to ‘make them stand’ - and hope they pray the same for us.

Lyn Hayes ALM