Thursday, October 12, 2017

Daily Wisdom

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him.” Jm 2:5

James while addressing our “serving” faith in comparison to our “saving” faith makes a strong point. But, not to bring up old wounds, maybe at onetime we’ve all been the last one chosen on the playground for group participation by the so-called more popular kids. We’ve all felt that sting of low self-worth by their standard of comparison through their choices.  But, again notice James points out that our true worth and value is described by the One who offers no respecter of person and clarifies that in comparison to worldly standards the ones who are often last picked, so-to-speak, are often the ones chosen by the Lord. Be willing to take the lowest sit and let the Lord, for His glory, bade you to come forward (Lk 14:10).  Eternal worth comes in “serving” not managing, relationships not financial security, and peace not power. Shallowness is the individual who cannot see past the apparel and appearance and see the value of a soul.  One will never make themselves eternally better by who they have around them, but only who they have within them!  One can amass the deepest wealth and have the emptiest heart, where’s the value?
Only him who is “rich in faith”, finds God’s favor!

It’s not important when you’re picked, but rather who picked you that defines your worth.

HSAY… Todd