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CHRISTIAN UNITY PROMOTES GOSPEL – Romans

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Unity: Christians Must Unite To Make Gospel Thrive

(Passage: Romans 14)

Christians must understand the need for unity in the body of Christ and actively work to promote it. Believers must work together as one for the common goal of honoring God, and promoting his kingdom.

Not only is scripture frown at segregation, but it also requests that we put aside things that can degenerate to unhealthy competition and rivalry, which of course, are detrimental to gospel expansion.

Let’s consider this example:

For a Christian to guide against disunity in Christian fold, he (or she) must not allow his background, tradition, or church doctrine to cloud his judgment in relating with other believers. He must properly relate with all Christians.

A Christian must not be obsessed with his church denomination and look down on others. Instead, we must operate in the spirit of unity to promote the name of Christ.

The Bible states,

“He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:6-8).

Human Tradition Plays No Role In Our Salvation

Our various traditions and backgrounds have not earned us the salvation of Jesus Christ.

We are saved by grace, and grace alone!

Christian must understand that lack of unity is harmful to God’s kingdom.  Unfortunately, Satan tricks people to focus on another matter that is more or less self-gratification (pride).

A person who thinks he is better than others is proud. Period! No Christian should be found in this sector.

God expects us (his children) to serve him in faith, purity, and liberty of the Spirit, without getting carried away with our races, colors, and backgrounds.

The most important thing that everyone must commonly share is “Faith in Jesus Christ.” Other things are secondary.

According to Romans 14:6-8 earlier quoted,

God allows true worship with the liberty of the spirit. If a person is adept in Mosaic Laws

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GOD DOES NOT REWARD FALSE CHARITY – Matthew

Honest Charity Deserves Good Reward

It is good to be good! When we act in good faith, people are blessed, and God is glorified.

No doubt that God sees our charity efforts. He is surely keeping the record, and he will reward them in due time.

God and his angels rejoice when someone goes out of his way to bless his fellow human being, but not only are heavenly hosts celebrating the good deed, but God keeps the record; he will hands down his good reward for the effort.

Since an act of charity is honorable in the sight of the Lord, Christians are encouraged to engage in it.

Charity Worker, Check Your Motive

Not all charity works are visible to others, but some can’t really be kept secret from the public eyes. In such a situation, people may acknowledge and shower praises on the worker. However, the charity worker must take caution and not get carried away with the praises he receives.

A person who does a thing to receive human praise has gotten all he deserves. He may not necessarily receive God’s reward afterward since he’s all out seeking human’s approval and praises.

Seek God’s Endorsement, not a human endorsement! #endorse

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As children of God, our efforts must not focus on receiving human’s praises but must focus on glorifying God.

When selfishness is not the driving motive, the result of our efforts will be so praise-worthy in the presence of God.

Meanwhile, besides any human’s praises and acknowledgment, God knows how best to reward our righteous services that focus on helping humanity and glorifying the name of God.

God will reciprocate our true efforts with riches and glory in his kingdom. He will also bless us on earth.

“Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you; they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. (Matthew 6:2-4).

God’s Reward Awaits Your True Services

God is an honest deity; he also respects people who share the same attribute. True worshipers score a high mark with God, but people’s pleasers won’t go far!

As a child of God, you should evaluate your motive in any matter.

Ask yourself, “Why am I doing what I’m doing: Am I doing it to receive human’s praises, or I’m doing it to receive God’s praises?”

Self-seeking praise may go well with humans, but it doesn’t go well with God. Let your efforts be motivated by love; let your action glorify God! 

Allow God to Guide Your Actions Human flesh is in enmity with God – Flesh will encourage you to go in the way of human satisfaction, which means you will have to seek human praises to meet the demand. The flesh will motivate you to parade your charity, but the Holy Spirit of God can help you overcome that challenge. Those who are led by the Spirit are the children of God! Ask God to give you the strength and power not to be selfish nor seek

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