Pleasing the Eyes of the Lord
Scripture 1 Sam 26:24 And indeed, as your life was valued much this day in my eyes, so let my life be valued much in the eyes of the LORD, and let Him deliver me out of all tribulation.”
Observation: A scripture says to treat others the way you want to be treated. That doesn’t necessary mean that they will turn around and treat you will, but what it does mean that it pleases God. He calls us to love one another as we love ourselves and Jesus said in John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. Our goal is to do God’s will and loving each other is a big part of it. So what we do to or for others reflects the love we have for God.
Application: My heart is so full of anger at times and when I look at others my first thoughts are almost always negative, instead of loving. That needs to change. When I tell God that I love Him, how can He believe it if I treat his children poorly. I need to look at every person as God’s children, knowing that I will be held accountable for my actions. God has delivered me from so much and I need to be obedient with one of his most important commands to love others. The first and most important commandment was to love the Lord my God with all of my heart, mind and soul and the one right behind that was to love others.
Prayer: forgive me Father for my thoughts and negative ways I treat your children. Give me a kinder heart and an obedient spirit that my love for others will glorify and please you. Take any self-centerness from me and may I be focused on serving you and others in your name.