Among the many things that God speaks about through this passage, the one thing that sticks out in my mind is recorded in vs. 4 which reads, “Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls”.
For certain, we will all stand before the Lord on that day of judgement. Therefore, I say, let us not precipitate the work of the Lord and in so doing, cause our brother to stumble. That is not our call. It is God’s position and He is in no hurry. Grace is on our side. Of course this is not to say that we run wild, we must keep in mind what Romans 6:1 tells us , “What shall we say, then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound”. “God forbid”… A word to the wise, God is great in mercy and waits patiently. He receives us all as we are.
We come to Him broken, dirty, confused and lacking in so many ways. But after a while, we begin to shed the skin of that old self and soon, we go from filthy rages to glamorous trophies.
Come as you are, walk into the loving hands of the Lord and let Him walk you through the greatest experience of your life.
Please don’t change your look, allow the Lord to do that for you. After all, He has given you a free will so take your time cause like I said He accepts you as you are. He is great at re-arranging things and people. Oh and don’t be upset at the looks you may receive or the comments you may hear because you have been accepted into the beloved and we are all a work in progress. By the way, take your time doesn’t mean that you can come when you’re ready because we will never be ready. That simply means that the Lord will receive you as you are and then He takes His time with you. Once in His arms, He will begin to gradually transform you into His master piece. Take the first step and Just come.