Devotional for Tuesday Jun 18, 2013:
Who Is My Brother?
“Lord, how many times shall I
forgive my brother when he sins against me?”
Jesus answered, “… seventy-seven times.”
Matthew 18:21-22 NIV
Seems to me God gives a lot more grace than we’d ever imagine.
We could do the same.
I’m not for watering down the truth or compromising the gospel. But if a fellow with a pure heart calls God Father, can’t I call that same man Brother? If God doesn’t make doctrinal perfection a requirement for family membership, should I?
And if we never agree, can’t we agree to disagree? If God can tolerate my mistakes, can’t I tolerate the mistakes of others?… If God allows me with my foibles and failures to call him Father, shouldn’t I extend the same grace to others?
When God Whispers Your Name