(A VISION FOR CHRISTIAN SONG, by Ken Bible; p.60)
Accept One Another
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you.
(Romans 15:7, NIV)
I was at a Christian music conference. With the variety of performers, approaches, and styles
that were there, I found myself growing critical.
God checked me. He pointed out that He himself had shown His grace and mercy to each of
them, just as to me. He reminded me that each of them needed His continuing grace, mercy,
and guidance just as much as I did.
Lord, those who have trusted You come in every personality and level of maturity. Help me to
see each of them as one who has received Your grace and who needs Your grace. I turn away
from the sin of judging my dear brothers and sisters. Help me to love and accept them just as
You, Jesus, have loved and accepted them.