Saturday, 17 June 2017
Do not be surprised if the world does not value you.
What God values is of no use to the world.
The world values: sex-appeal, money, ego, fame, status, possessions, power, and authority.
God values: honesty, integrity, humility, charity, compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, faith, and love.
Jesus said that the world hated him.
And it was the powers and authorities of the world that killed him.
Despite what the Church may tell you.
"But the Lord said to Samuel, 'Do not look on his appearance, or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.'" 1 Samuel 16:7 (NRSV)
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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