Paul says in verse 14:4 "Who are you to condemn God's servants? They are responsible to the Lord, so let him tell them whether they are right or wrong. The Lord's power will help them do as they should."
Sometimes we think we are in charge of other people. This is a good reminder that God is in charge and we can't forget that. It's God's power that will bring people back into right relationship with Him. Listen each of us will sin and make wrong choices at some point in our lives. But God is the one who restores and gives grace even when we don't think people should get it. Don't be the one who thinks they are so spiritual that they can some how judge others; point fingers and cast judgment and get away with it.
Jesus was sitting with His disciples one day sharing with them about how we should treat people and He said this...
Mat 7:1-6 "Stop judging, so that you won't be judged, because the way that you judge others will be the way that you will be judged, and you will be evaluated by the standard with which you evaluate others. "Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when the beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly enough to remove the speck from your brother's eye." "Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you."
So here is our prayer today...Lord, help us to recognize each other by the spirit and to honor one another as we are sanctified and molded into your image. Cause us to remember your sacrifice and the grace gifts you gave us to lead and nurture us in our faith. Help us not to fight each other over differences, but to love and embrace what your Spirit is doing in our midst!
If you are involved harming others, think about it!
You are Loved!