June 8, 2020
Word of the day: 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. John 17:18 ESV
Meditation: There are a lot of people in the world: different religions, spiritual aspects, no religion, or spiritual elements. How do you treat those who are not Christians or belong to different religions?
Discussion Board: Here is the intent here with this verse. We are to come together as humans, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious preferences. God made a purpose for everybody. That’s the way of the world. Somebody that is a doctor may not be a Christian or someone that builds cars, doesn’t go to church. There is a place for everybody in the world, regardless of how we feel about them. Our role is to treat everybody as they are. We may have a chance to tell them about Jesus, do that. Having eternal life with Jesus is a fantastic thing. But we must be willing to have a relationship with him. Jesus wants us to work with others and not argue about diverse matters. There is a severe issue in the black community that most people do not understand. Some people are jumping to action and listening; some are jumping to conclusions and causing more problems. Jesus wants us to come together to tackle issues that are not right. All black lives matter is a movement to help stop police brutality, senseless killings among blacks, racial profiling, and racism. Black people are not saying we only matter; we need help for others to hear the issues of everyday living black. That is one example of coming together in Christ. Any other ways to come together in Christ in points should be the same way. That allows us to understand all cultures and how to treat others. Treating others well is how Christ-like is. All people, regardless of who they are, should be treated equally.
Takeaway: Respecting others is a must to have a relationship with Jesus. If we don’t agree with them, we always have a conversation with them. But never take that into a moment of disrespect and cruelty towards others. What are your takeaways? Prayer: Father, thank you for today. I pray over the world today as a lot of people are not together in current events. It is hard to watch what I have seen over the weeks. I pray for unity, even if others disagree, to be willing to open their minds and try to understand. Thank you for your love and our fellowship. In Jesus’ name. Amen!