We played checker’s and learned: The way to win at checkers is to jump over your opponent’s pieces. Jump all their pieces, and you’re the winner. Many people believe that jumping over others is the way to win at life. Some people will even cheat and lie and do whatever it takes to get ahead. But is that a game God wants us to play? Read: Samuel 24:1-7
Jesus is asking us to do something that is contrary to the world we live in. The world believes you do whatever it takes to get ahead. Jesus tells us to be the servant of all, and he lived that choice every day he was on Earth.
I think we can all use a reminder:
Forgive us for the times when we try to get ahead and hurt someone in the process. Teach us to be like you, to put others first and ourselves last, and let your light shine through us.
In Jesus’ name, Amen
Come next Month – Nov 8th – You want be Sorry!