Sunday, April 6, 2008
"Love One Another (And Yourself)..."
"You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether one of your brethren or one of the aliens who is in your land within your gates...What then? Are we better than they? Not at all...Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself " (Deuteronomy 24:14; Romans 3:9a; Phillipians 2:3) God sees everyone of us as equal. He does not go by race, wealth, or any other way we have of judging ourselves better than others, or that someone is better than us. We are ALL equal in God's eyes. We are not to look down on others and treat them poorly. It is a very haughty and self-righteous attitude if we do...something God hates! We are to treat each other with love, respect, compassion, sensitivity, and compassion. "Love others even as I have loved you." The reverse is also true. We should hold ourselves up to be equal as others, and have the same esteem for ourselves as we do others. Everyone is equal in God's eyes!! So, love one another, but love yourself just as much!! Love, Beau