“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.” Luke 6:32. Christian love is not motivated by what we get in return. It isn’t prompted by a desire for affection and praise, understandable as that may be. No, the believer is under orders from […]
“The greatest among you will be your servant.” Matthew 23:11. One of the characteristics of a truly “big person” is a willingness to assume a role of service that some people would consider beneath his dignity. When someone needs your assistance, never think of yourself as being “too big” to come to his rescue. Don’t […]
“From now on, we regard no one according to the flesh.” II Corinthians 5:16 The first-century church, like ours today, was often fractured by divisions based on race, language, and culture. Paul wrote to the followers of Jesus in Corinth to help them respond to those who were more concerned with outward appearance than with […]
“The love of Christ compels us.” I Corinthians 1:18-31 During the time of Jesus, the religious professionals were using their position to gain power and prestige for themselves, not to serve the people. Jesus didn’t choose those who were wise, mighty, or noble by human standards (I Corinthians 1:26). He sought those willing to follow […]
“Let us not grow weary while doing good.” Galatians 6:9. We can help shape another person’s life by showing an interest and taking action. Look around. Is there someone whose life needs your help? Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, while you can.