ROMANS ROAD DEVOTIONAL | Day 30 - The Purpose of Personal Blessings
THIS IS THE FINAL STOP ON THE ROMAN'S ROAD 30-DAY DEVOTIONAL!
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Pastor Bryan Hudson
Romans 15:1 We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.
One of the responsibilities of having success in life is to focus on helping others. A great lesson I learned early in my Christian life and as a socially responsible person is that “service is the rent you pay for citizenship.”
The word “scruple” is defined as “a feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action.” People who are not spiritually strong often struggle to have resolve and be decisive. Encouraging and teaching people about Jesus Christ and God’s word will help them become stronger.
There is an interesting dynamic in our culture called “hedonism.” It is defined as, “A school of thought that argues that pleasure is the primary or most important intrinsic good. A hedonist strives to maximize pleasure.”
In our culture, through its various forms of media and entertainment we clearly see hedonism. As Christians, we not only live for pleasure, we live for purpose. We do not discount the blessings of God or the pleasures that follow, but it is to easy to settle into a lifestyle of seeking only recreation, rewards, and pleasures at every turn. Believers in Christ seek better priorities and a healthy focus on helping others along the way.
Serving and building up others is the example that we see in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Reflection Question: What does it mean to edify others?
Key insight I gained today:
Today’s action item based on insight:
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