Thursday, February 17, 2011

Value God's People

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith (Galatians 6:10).

Imagine a nurse who relegates her job and thinks she has a wretched job; she feels terrible each time she has to treat sick people because to her, they stink. Such a nurse needs to be ashamed, not of her job, but of her reasoning. She has failed to take advantage of her job as an opportunity to touch people with the love of God.

The most valuable assets on earth are not the fancy cars, airplanes, exotic buildings or any of the physical structures; it's human beings. The Bible says, for God so loved the world, not the world of things, but the world of men, that He gave His only begotten Son to die for us and show us our value (John 3:16). You're valuable to God; that's why He doesn't want you sick or poor. He wants you well, happy and prosperous.

God expects you to value others the same way He values you. Don't despise people. It's easy to tell whether or not you love people from the way you talk to them. If at any time you've despised someone, you ought to fall on your knees in repentance before the Lord and ask Him to forgive you. Understand that no matter how famous or successful you may be, having value and true regard for people is what counts with God.

You may be a great preacher, winning thousands of souls all over the world but that's nothing to God if you haven't learned to walk in love and value people for who they really are. He's only impressed by the compassion we have and show to people around us. He's impressed by the love you show to those for whom Jesus died; that is what makes us true soul winners, and true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. "
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." (John 13:35)

Dear Father, thank you for placing so much value on me, and demonstrating your great love for me with the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross. I know I am valueable because of the great price you paid for my salvation. I ask that you'll help me value others the same way you have valued me, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Rhapsody of Realities March 13, 2009
-Pastor Anita Oyakhilome

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