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“We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.” Romans 15: 1-2

Snob: noun \ˈsnäb\- One who seeks association with those regarded as social superiors; tends to rebuff, avoid or ignore those regard as social inferiors

Let’s be honest, no one likes being around a snob in action accept other snobs. The continuation of clicks, popularity games, and separation should be rooted out as children so we aren’t adult aged children. We should not be alienating others due to financial, educational, work position, physical appearance, shared interest, life goals, or feeling like you have succeeded in a tougher life than others.

Paul says the same is true in the spiritual. Don’t look down on others because they have failures due to being weaker in the faith then you. That’s step one. Then, don’t get hyped up on yourself because you are the bomb because you are not looking down on others (not to please yourself). Accept one another as we encourage and spur one another on. Do good for your neighbor and lift them up. “But who is my neighbor?” The person beside you that you are comfortable with as much as the person beside you that you don’t fell you naturally click with.

Don’t be a spiritual snob…..

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15: 5-6

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The fourth in the Rise series dealing with Complete Health (Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual)

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There is a video circulating called “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus”. You can see it here….

As I watched it, I started scrolling through the comments on the You Tube page to see how different people were reacting to it. When I did I noticed two things; how many people were commenting in a quick manner and how many emotional responses there were on all sides. The simple fact is this video represents a much larger discussion that is going on today.

“Religion” is a hot button term. I get it. Some people think it’s judgmental, dead, and evil. Some responses were from people’s hurt, disgust, and boiled up from emotions from their past experiences. Others were confused because you say are a Christian but you say you are not “religious” and find that suspect. Others are angry because they cherish that “Old Time Religion” and don’t understand why we have to water things down. Then there is the uproar of Christians who applaud the message as Christ followers tired of the “religious leaders” hypocrisy and lack of love.

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