So we who are strong have a duty to bear the weaknesses of those who are not strong, rather than please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor and act for his good, thus building him up.
As being a member of the body of believers Sha’ul tells me I have to be responsible to the others around me. That I have to in love treat people where they are at. I am an alcoholic, and a violent one at that. I do not drink anymore because I am not happy with whom I become when I indulge my selfish desire. I was invited to a dinner party by a friend who knowing of my abstinence, and in deference to me, asked if having alcohol for the other guest would be a problem. I don’t drink because it brings out my sinful nature, my friend out of concern for me was going to ban all drink for that night so I could dine with them and they support me in that time. That is the concern we are to show our brothers and sisters in Yeshua, supporting them no matter where we are in our walk. That is the love we are to show one another. Abba let me be as thoughtful as the people You have placed in my life to teach me by showing me Your Word in action. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.