If God is ‘no respecter of persons’ based on their class, rank, upbringing, job title, race or what they can DO for Him… why are we? Do you show the same courtesy to a ‘bus boy’ in a restaurant as you show to the Judge in a courtroom? Would you be on time for dinner with the head of your company but late for ‘Home Group’ or ‘Bible Study’?
I try to be on time for mtgs with friends & scheduled things like church, etc. But the Lord is reminding me to honor other commitments as well. Like when Mark told one of the ‘Cage Home’ guys that he will take him to the Dr. tomorrow, this guy has no money & no power to do anything in return for Mark… but Mark will be there 5m early, just like he is when he rides to lunch in the boss’ Porsche. I am grateful that God gives us the grace & love to give away just as freely as we received it!
This week, try showing EVERYONE you see the SAME respect/honor you would give to a person in power & authority, a person with the influence to change your life for the better in the blink of an eye… Like Jesus can… Because He tells us to treat others as we would treat ourselves, not as we would treat their ‘status’. When we give honor to the least among us, we give honor to Christ. If you mistreat a child of God, you mistreat God Himself… Would you make yourself wait 30m past the time of the scheduled appointment? Would you walk past yourself without a kind ‘hello’? Would you look around the room for someone better to talk with while Jesus was talking to you???
“I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.” -Acts 10:34-35
Pray & ask the holy Spirit to reveal to you how you can love others better… God asks us to Love Everybody Equally & this is possible only with His perfect love that He gives to us all! Tell us how you are loving others today??!!