Yes you’re special, but so is she/he.
WHAT I’M WEARING:
This is a small reminder to Christians to have love for the brethren beyond offense. We know God loves you. We know you’re the apple of God’s eye. We know God has favored you continuously above your peers.
But God loves him/ her too. And while God may not play about you, He certainly doesn’t play about them either. While your anointing may be great; while your anointing may attract many good things, their anointing is great too.
Again, this is a small reminder to have love for the brethren. And love looks like being humble. Love looks like doing away with arrogance and rudeness. Love looks like forgiving. Love looks like having difficult and direct conversations, and doing away with subliminal messaging. Love looks like telling the truth. Love looks like letting people know when they’ve offended you. Love looks like not keeping count of wrongdoings. Love looks like having the mind of Christ towards people.
Love does NOT look like wishing evil towards the brethren. Love does NOT look like wishing death on the brethren. Love does NOT look like praying against the brethren. Love does NOT look like exalting yourself above measure.
When Christ died, He had both you and me in mind. When Christ died, He had the offense against you and the offense you made in mind. When Christ died for the wicked, He knew that He would be the ultimate example of how we should relate with one another. When Christ was spat on and didn’t react, He did it so that YOU could be able to do the same. When Christ was betrayed and didn’t act, He did it to show you that it could be done.
Elisha is not your Christ. Peter is not your Christ. David is not your Christ. Jesus Christ is your Christ.
1 John 3: 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
James 2:9: “But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.”
Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this While we were still sinners Christ died for us.
Leviticus 19:15: “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.”
Romans 2:11: “For God shows no partiality.”