Tuesday, August 7, 2018

August 7

My church does many things well, but there is one thing it does best, it loves people. We don’t look upon one person as being more deserving than another, we look upon everyone the same, as deserving of love, and love them with the love of Jesus. We aren’t concerned with their status or how much money they have, were concerned about their heart. In all my years of going to church, I’ve seen nothing like it. So many people have a preconceived idea of what church looks like, and let me tell you “church people,” it doesn’t look good for us! They see us in our Sunday best and we don’t look like them, and they can’t identify with us. The man standing at the door with a suit and tie will make the average person feel uncomfortable. We should make it a point to love everyone like they are Jesus in disguise, or that we are entertaining angels unawares. We should love our neighbors as ourselves, even when they don’t seem lovable. James calls this the royal law. I love that, don’t you! If you are turning your nose up or looking down on anyone, does the Holy Spirit really reside in you?

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. James 2:8-9

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