Acts 10:37 “Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that GOD does not show favoritism.”
Loving at all Levels!
The enemy of Better is the Good. Just below it, it rests with Complacency’s pillows.
The foe of the Best then is Better. It too resides “less than” the one just above it.
Still these three all bow at CHRIST’s feet, WHOSE measure is endlessly perfect!
The Poor and Downtrodden, yea, HE also sees as the ONE WHO perceives every heartfelt intention.
May this servant’s soul seek solely then Heav’ns Heights…with the eyes of my heart loving those at all levels!
As HIServant reminded by HIS heart which saved me,
Devotional: Romans 12:10 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
1 Corinthians 10:24 “Let no one seek their own good, but the good of their neighbor.”
Even so, the easiest thing to do is just like/love those at our own level.
Using any measurement of man, it boils down to the cliché, “Birds of a Feather flock together.”
These “unmentioned” groupings are those which take place in schools, businesses, communities and sadly, churches too.
What a stark reminder that those not professing CHRIST, being solely motivated by their old nature, will “naturally separate” along physical, financial, emotional and all other lines.
All except the Cross line which should serve as the only guide CHRISTians should follow.
But thank GOD! HE saw each of us from Eternity past! HE didn’t separate us based on such valueless, man-made levels. Not at all.
The only distinction HE sovereignly applies is simple and singular.
“Those who believe and follow ME and those…who don’t.”
So let us lift up HIS NAME and those on all levels to surrender to CHRIST.
Peter in Acts 10 learns that GOD no longer just looked at the Jews but now non-Jews.
So GOD reached out to the Gentile to graft us in. HE didn’t have to choose anyone but HE did and grafted us in! All glory to GOD!
Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to their own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
So! Let us encourage everyone at any level to meet with JESUS… and then to go one step higher each day!
Amen and amen!