With all the upheaval, heated political debates, and condemnation that is going on in the world today what we need is what’s in this video! We need to remember the worth and dignity of each and every human being regardless of our personal views. God is the one that gives life and every person is here for a reason and a purpose, and that is His Will. We are all God’s children and he want’s us to love each other and to get along. It’s important to remember God does not favor one of His children over another based on their Religion, skin color, culture, or political views. God loves His children equally! He hates it when we hurt each other because we disagree with their views, or turn our backs on one another when they are in need. A reminder of this is in Acts 10:34 Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,(1)
Judgement’s and confrontations are a part of life and in North America they are getting way more heated than in the past. We are all going to be faced with doing them and being on the receiving end of them. However the way we give, and receive them, is what makes the difference between war or peace in our lives and this world. Judgement’s and confrontations are not helpful unless they are done in a respectful loving way! They must be delivered with humility, not a demeaning or superior attitude if we want a good end result. We should work toward helping people do what is right, and to bring about change for their betterment. Confrontation done out of love is actually a kind of disciplining that fosters respect and love.
In closing Jesus put it in perspective perfectly when he said, Mathew 22:36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”(2)