Thursday, January 26, 2023

Kitchen Table Devotions


Day 19

But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court? 7  Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?                James 2:6-7

It’s funny thing how the sin of selfishness and superiority shows up in our relationships with others.  And if we don’t let God’s word reflect the condition of our spirit, we just accept the nasty as normal.  The truth is that we dishonor people when we disrespect their opportunity to believe in God.  The picture on the outside doesn’t determine the possibilities on the inside.  How we approach others can affect how others approach God.  True religion knows that; bad religion ignores it.  The evidence of our faith can be seen in how we see the face of the one in need.  It’s easy to like people who seem to have everything; they make it easy to believe their lies.  True religion looks past the outside to see the inside, personally and publicly, and looks for the possibilities of God.

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