Love Your Neighbor
My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?” James 2:1-4 NLT
We, as followers of Christ, should learn to treat others with dignity and respect, regardless of their racial, financial, or material status in life. Whether someone is a doctor or a mechanic, a pastor or painter, we are to love our neighbor as our self. Jesus quoted Leviticus 19:18 when He taught us "...Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:39 NLT None of us are any better than any other person. I'm not speaking about character distinctions or lifestyle choices, I'm simply speaking of recognizing every human being as important and significant. Every life is sacred and God is watching how we treat one another. Jesus loved His enemies and even died for them. We would do well to emulate (imitate) our Lord! Think about this as you live out the day God has given you and as you encounter others.
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Rev. Curtis Norris