The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.
So the devotion tonight is a little funny but it is what the Holy Spirit put in my heart last night. So many times, we feel like we need to pastor others when we hear they stumble or if we see something we disagree with. Last night, God reminded me of times in my life where he instructed me during a stumble and I didn’t need any guidance from my Christian brothers or sisters. My Heavenly Father had already given me a lesson and taught me his ways. This is not always but there are times. God comically brought to mind when brothers and sisters try to boss each other around. Now, think about when an adult has to step in to remind children that they are children. This happens with my niece and nephew when she is trying to tell everyone what to do and I have to remind her that I can take care of that and she needs to take care of her business and stay out of everyone else’s business. Her reply is basically she was just trying to help which always makes me chuckle. Sometimes, we do this as Christian adults with other Christians. As I was thinking about all this last night, I was reminded that God never judges us, God is never prideful, God does not have the fleshly outlook we do, and God teaches his children with compassion. Lessons from my loving Heavenly Father are my most valuable and most remembered lessons.
Don’t be so quick to play the bossy sibling. Everyone doesn’t need your input. After all, you are a sinner saved by grace as we all are. Ask God to show you when to help others and when to leave it to him.