Jordan For Jesus #039: Find the GOLD in People by Jordan Elizabeth on 2018-04-19 08:03:16
Find the GOLD in people. If you only see fault, error, wrongs, sins, and what is bad, in people, then you have no time to love them. You cannot judge people and love people, at the same time, which is why the Word of God instructs us to look for what is good in people. When we look for the good, in people, we are choosing to see people through the eyes of God. This is how God wants us to look at people. God wants us to see people with eyes of love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and compassion.
There are too many Christians teaching and preaching perfection and not enough teaching and preaching the gospel. No one is perfect except for God alone. People are not God, and they will never be. We must choose God over perfection. Perfection is an unrealistic, burden and expectation that satan places on Christians that they feel they must live up to, but if the Son has set us free we are free indeed.
Christ has set us free, from perfection, on the cross so that we could be perfected by His blood that was shed for us. That is the gospel. God doesn't expect anyone to be perfect, but He does expect us to turn to the only one who will ever be. Anyone can find the dirt in someone or something.
Be the change. Be the difference. Be a force for good. Be a force for God. Find the GOLD.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36, NIV)
God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. (Ephesians 2:8-19, NLT)
Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it. (Proverbs 11:27, NIV)
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Jordan For Jesus #039: Find the GOLD in People
Find the GOLD in people. If you only see fault, error, wrongs, sins, and what is bad, in people, then you have no time to love them. You cannot judge people and love people, at the same time, which is why the Word of God instructs us to look for what is good in people. When we look for the good, in people, we are choosing to see people through the eyes of God.