Psalms 119:145-176, 128, 129, 130
2 Corinthians 2:14-3:6
In 2 Corinthians 3: 1-7 we are asked to be ministers of a new covenant when we become believers. As believers, we are to become servants of God. How often have each of us not been a servant to others we come in contact with every day? How often do we size people up when we first look at them and decide we don’t want to talk with them or even know anything about them? We don’t look at them and see them as God sees them; we make a hasty decision to steer clear of them. Yet, we are supposed to be servants of God and be willing to reach out to the hurting, the friendless, the maimed, etc. If someone doesn’t look like we think they should, we usually just walk on by.
As believers, we need to ask God to let us see something good in a person and to look beyond the exterior that we see. It is easy to be wrapped up in our thoughts, our lives and the lives of those we love, but each of us also needs to be a servant to the friendless and the needy. Next time you are in a car and you see a homeless person on the street, ask God to bless them and keep them safe. Next time you come across a person that doesn’t look like someone you’d want to befriend, ask God to show you something good about that person, and then pray for them. We are a chosen people…God chose us. He knew us before the beginning of time, and He takes time to hear us when we pray. You, too, must take time for others and be a true servant of God.