Dying on the Wrong Hills
There is a great reminder in Romans 14, that none of us have God completely figured out. We all have times where we think we do. We can get so riled up about what we believe is right that we will do unloving things and judge others who don’t do it our way. It becomes a position of arrogance when we become dogmatic about things that God is not dogmatic about. There are some hills to die on and others we should just enjoy ourselves, but not condemn other good people who enjoy the view from another hill. God is dogmatic that there is only one way to get to heaven (by grace, through faith in Christ alone); however, it is a little more difficult to know if you should be a Baptist or a Presbyterian and which version of the Bible you should use. Sadly some people will die on those hills, embarrass the cause of Christ, and fail to be a loving Christian. Let us spend time at the feet of Jesus every morning before we start our day asking Him for wisdom and direction, asking Him to help us see other people the way He sees them and asking Him to give us discernment in all the decisions that we make. Let us also ask God and others that we may have hurt for dying on the wrong hills in the past.