Romans 14:1 Accept him WHOSE FAITH IS WEAK, without passing judgment on disputable matters.
I have a CONFESSION TO MAKE. So here, I come! As a person of strong faith, I find myself often dealing impatiently with a person who has weak faith. Yes, with the knowledge and wisdom God has granted me, at times, I find I want to forcefully turn it over to the one of weak faith….hoping that they will pick up the mantle to become GREAT FAITH WARRIORS. But, God has proved me wrong again and again.
God has been teaching me this:
FAITH IS PERSONAL and even when it is cooperative, it doesn’t mean it is ENOUGH. If one person has great faith and another in their midst has weaker faith, added together it does not equal average faith. In the hearing of the Word, where faith springs from, does not mean that the hearers of the word will hear the same thing at the same time to warrant the same kind of respond.
Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought to, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the MEASURE OF FAITH GOD HAS GIVEN US.
FAITH IS A PROCESS and even when it is productive, it doesn’t mean it is COMPLETE. Faith helps us to bear fruit not according to the faith at our disposal but rather according the the seed and our capacity to handle the finished product. Hence, great faith doesn’t necessary guarantee great results. But faith…as little as a mustard seed can grow into a great mustard tree and produce great fruit.
Mark 4:20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop_ thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.
So what is your role when dealing with ONE WHO HAS WEAK FAITH?
The answer is simple: BE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER because someday, you will give God an account about yourself towards your brother.
Romans 14:13 Therefore, let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put a STUMBLING-BLOCK OR OBSTACLE in your brother’s way.
I have made up my mind….and with God’s help….I will work it out with fear and trembling because this is the way of Salvation.
Will you join me?