Our heavenly Father has put this world on notice: Come together and BEHAVE! Look around and see how far we have strayed from His Word. Do you honestly think God is pleased? He is especially displeased with how we treat one another. Some people treat their pets better than they treat human beings—you know I’m right. We can’t claim to love God who we have not seen, and mistreat our fellow man.
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister (1 John 4:20-21, NIV).
You might disagree with my post this week; I might even lose a few followers; I do understand. But by faith, I write what the Holy Spirit gives me. And He is saying: Behave! On the other hand, if you agree with this message, please share for others to read.
God created people in all different shapes and sizes with varying degrees of intelligence. They have different likes and dislikes. Some people are full of love; some full of hate. Opposing ideologies will cross over into someone’s comfort zone. Diverse religious interpretations are as vast as the capacity to comprehend.
There are different races, customs, cultures, and social standings that give innumerable perspectives on how the world is seen. And what seems clearly simple to some is muddied and mysterious to others. The recognizable differences are far more than what I have just listed. Yet, with all the dissimilarities, God lumped us all together on earth and said: Love thy neighbor!
This directive digs deep into the depths of our hearts. It reveals everything the Holy Spirit needs to know about us. Though, many fail this test every day with prejudice, hate, greed, jealousy, and unforgiveness as they walk around with a false sense of superiority. Nevertheless, some will arrogantly argue that they are Christians—followers of Christ. (Excerpt from Paulette Talks Faith Book 3.)
We’re all connected!
Technology has connected the world; everyone is everybody’s neighbor. God has given man the skills to pull the inhabitants of this planet together—as one. Distance and language barriers can no longer separate us; the world is accessible for all to enjoy and share. No one is better than anyone else in the sight of God. Anyone who thinks differently, show your certified papers of pedigree bearing the seal of the Holy Spirit—signed by God stating: You are above His mandates. If you don’t have this document, then you must take the test and be judged like everybody else.
My background is in education. When I was a teacher, my students were tested on what was emphasized in class. Along that line of thinking, God put a lot of emphases on how we are to treat one another. It’s sad, but a lot of people have gotten side-tracked from their earthly mission in order to obtain temporal “things.”
We can get so attached to the “things” of this world that we forget we’re only here for a brief moment—just long enough to take God’s test; and loving our neighbor is a major part of the exam.
A well-constructed test will have a few brainteasers that will make the students stop and go—Hmmm! Brainteaser: Do you value your possessions, position, and money over people? If yes, how will you explain your answer to God?
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done (Matthew 16:26-27, NIV).
To ignore the poor, the sick, and hungry is to ignore God (see Matthew 25:34-40). Who are we to discriminate—if it hadn’t been for God’s grace on our side where would we be? (See 1 Corinthians 15:10.)
Our Father wants us to Behave!
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.