Friday, January 5, 2018
Looking out for Number One
We live in an "It's all about me" world. So did Jesus. In the passage before this one He was talking about the rich man who had totally ignored poor Lazarus as he starved in front of his house. Jesus says: "Yes, you do need to look out for number one, for yourself. You need to see how the way you live affects others. You need to look out for others physically and spiritually. And you need to learn how to forgive. Because even though failing to forgive others is worse on you, it also has a negative effect on them - it brings them grief that is unnecessary." So, let's look out for number one. Not like the rich man did, but in a way that shows our lives do make a difference - to God and others around us. Let us not be selfish with our resources, our encouraging words, or our forgiveness.