We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” (Romans 15:1-3 ESV)
Мы, сильные, должны сносить немощи бессильных и не себе угождать. Каждый из нас должен угождать ближнему, во благо, к назиданию. Ибо и Христос не Себе угождал, но, как написано: злословия злословящих Тебя пали на Меня. (Римлянам 15:1-3 Russian)
Dear heavenly Father ~ thank you for this new day and the awareness of your very real presence in our lives as we voluntarily follow Jesus as Lord and Messiah. Rattle our senses so that we aware of those around us who are suffering, or just in need of a friend to help or simply have a conversation with. Please forgive us for the times when we felt we were so high and mighty that we would never stoop to suffer in order to help someone in need. Let us feel the stinging insults that our blessed Savior experienced and yet continue to forgive and serve others. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr.