Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” ‘
– John 4:10
‘Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him (her) up.’
– Jesse Jackson
Thursday June 22, 2023
Never look down on anyone, only God sits that high.
God’s blessings are often hidden in very simple places. He sometimes places unassuming women and men, young or old around us with potential blessings for us but we often fritter it away because as usual with human ‘flesh’ we tend to judge by impressionable outward appearance.
According to the story recorded in John 4; The Samaritan woman objected to lending a helping hand to a Jewish man for cultural and ethnic reasons, yet she had no idea that He was the gift of God to her with the capacity to quench all thirsts!
Beloved, don’t underrate anyone, and never look down on others for any reason.
2 Corinthians 4:7 reads; “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
1 Samuel 16:7 also clarified further, “But the Lord said to Samuel, …People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Learn to treat all humans (men or women) with respect. Do not forget that Abraham in doing so, unknowingly attended to angels, (divine emissaries, harbingers of God’s blessings), and his life was changed. Likewise, Lot treated strangers well and he was saved from destruction.
Do not be biased, tribalistic, overly critical, segregational, or selective based on gender, ethnicity, academic standing, and economic status. Rather challenge this way of thinking right now and submit the same to the Holy Spirit.
You can choose to open your heart and walk in love. Stop arriving at conclusions about people simply based on their background, or by the way they look, speak, or how much they earn.
Honor the creativity of God in people’s lives for He made them and in so doing you honor God.
It is a new season, so touch God’s heart and be an extension of his hands to the world by the way you treat people around you.
LET US PRAY:
Dear Heavenly Father, I confess and repent of every biased and traditional mindset that has hindered me from walking in the love of God.
Help me to live by the love of God and not by my reasoning, feelings, or experiences.
I have the spirit of power, love, and sound mind. So I make the right choices with the help of the Holy Spirit that strengthens me in my actions and relationships today and always.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
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