“But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.” (Romans 14:10)
The devil comes along and convinces us that we are superior to someone else. We then turn our bias into bigotry and run down the road of sin. All of us are equal before the Lord, Everyone has sinned and therefore everyone is guilty. For we who know the grace of Christ, we are to be gracious to others knowing that we do not deserve grace, but mercifully receive it. Therefore, be merciful to others as you have received mercy.
Whether its class, age, status, or whatever thing the devil uses to divide, Lord help me to see that I am no different than my neighbor with perhaps the exception that I have been granted to privilege to know You. Help me to learn to be gracious to others with the hope that they will have the opportunity to know You as Lord and Savior. Guide me into true love of my neighbor.
Lord, I cannot even begin to comprehend Your love and mercy, but I have received it. Help me, I pray, this day to live in Your mercy and to be merciful to others as You have been merciful to me. Guide my thoughts and help me be aware when the devil is raising up division that I may resist and remain in Your mercy, sharing that mercy with all whom I meet. Amen.