Friday January 28, 2011

The Word for today is found in James 2:8-9

8If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. (KJV)

8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. (NIV)

If some people are to love me as they love themselves then I would rather not want to be on their love list! You must learn to love yourself first before you can really express love to another. That does not mean the narcissist kind of love.

Some people really do not like themselves very much. But when you become born again the love of God is shed abroad in your heart, which allows you to love others as Christ did.

God wants you to learn how much he loves you and that you are very valuable to him, so much so that he sent his only Son to die for you that you may have eternal life. As you learn more about God, and his wonderful Son Jesus then you will begin to see your own worth differently; not as the world has taught you, but as God sees you. The Word transforms our actions by changing the reality of who we really are.

Insecure people often need to put others down in order to build themselves up. God does just the opposite. He builds you up through the Word and then asks you to humble yourself before others.

If you are a respecter of persons then you feel a need to be around certain people to make yourself look better in your eyes and others.

But God asks us to seek him and he will give you the right attitude towards others. It is not what a person wears or where they live that really counts with God. He looks on the inside and that is where you should be looking too.

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