“When the members of God’s Kingdom begin wisely valuing the things God values, it improves the condition of everyone involved in the system.” This was from the devotional in my Bible App this morning.
God values people, no matter their social, financial, or racial circumstance. Within God’s kingdom we are called to view people in a way other than “what can they do for me.” We are called to act and to give, without thinking about what we may see in return.
Proverbs 29:7 says, “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” We have a choice to stand up for what is right and just. Show compassion and love, without being consumed by make amends for our past and how it will balance out in the future.
When we are more concerned about ourselves than humanity, something has gone terribly wrong. Being worried about “what will this do for me” can very often take focus off the blessings and the beauty taking place in the moment.