The world’s standard for measuring people differs radically from God’s. The news and entertainment media, for example, pay homage to the rich and famous, showing little regard for their moral or spiritual qualities. The Almighty, on the other hand, delights in virtues like humility, meekness, sincerity, reverence, and unselfishness.
Sometimes, because we cannot see people’s hearts and motives, we misjudge them, both positively and negatively.
As we set our own personal goals and make judgments about people around us, we must remember that God looks at our hearts. If we remain open to the ministry of the Holy Spirit and rely on Him, He will produce in us a lifestyle that will meet with Divine approval. – Herbert Vander Lugt
If we have a distorted picture of the Christian life, we’ve allowed the world to develop the film.
- July 24, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread