Leviticus 19:11

15 “‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.

Leviticus 19 gives us many different laws that include thing such as: do not steal, do not lie, do not deceive, etc. These are things that still remain values and laws in some shape or form today. This verse was picked out by a friend of mine and I love what it is telling us. It’s a big time reminder that a lot of us need to keep on our heart daily.

If I could simplify this verse it would say this, “Don’t think less of poor people or more of great people, but love everyone consistently.” Obviously this isn’t exactly what it says, but it’s what I am seeing in the text. This is honestly a good way for the Bible to make sense to each individual is to write it in your own words. Just a tip.

Anyways, for me, I have definitely turned a blind eye to people I don’t like, poor people, poor in spirit people, mean people, weird people, you know what I’m getting at. God is calling us to love these people more. Just because we believe in Jesus doesn’t mean we have our stuff together. It just means the person we follow does.

The same goes for people who are rich, rich in spirit, rich in personality, rich in coolness. Don’t put them on a pedestal, they are normal people and are definitely not perfect. Trust me. I have met some people I knew from a distance and they are not perfect. No one is. So love everyone the same. How? Look at everyone as Sons and daughters of God. This will turn off your earthly lens and turn ON your heavenly lens.

Do I truly treat everyone the same or do I put on masks around different people?

Do I love everyone equally and exceptionally?

Dear Lord, make our love boundless, reckless, and free. Help us to love because we have first been loved by You. Amen.

Have a great day!

C. Lyman

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