(Romans 15: 1-7)
In Christ our Savior we are free
And discerning need always to be
For the sake of others.
Judging seems the easy part
But it is freedom from the heart
With which we nurture brothers.
God tells what not to enter in
It is simply what He says is sin
The rest may be disputed.
We can agree to disagree
Then leave for authority
To approve or refute it.
If words are an affront to us
Jesus takes the brunt for us
They fall on Him. They are His cup.
Willingly appease the weak
Don’t please yourself as you speak
Not tearing down, but building up.
Help see and hear and bear the load
Of those who walk the Christian road
Look to the One above.
The Scriptures show endurance and
We need no more assurance than
He freely passes hope to us
So in a common mind and voice
Acknowledge and praise the Three in One: Holy
Photo: En Gedi oasis in Israel