Consider Others – Seeds Of Destiny, 28 June 2021 By Pastor Paul Enenche
SCRIPTURE: But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. Luke 10:33-34
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The earth was formatted for love.
In computing everything is programmed to function according to a predetermined format. Similarly, the earth was programmed by the Creator to function based on a creative format – LOVE. The earth was formatted for love.
The increase in the level of wickedness and loveless-ness in the earth is a clear indication that the earth is absolutely malfunctioning. This is a clear deviation from the creative master plan.
At a time like this, the need to remind us about our duty of love to one another cannot be over-emphasized. Therefore, it is necessary to understand what love is all about so we can walk in love.
Yesterday, we saw that love is about the maintenance of good will and kind-heartedness towards others.
Today, we shall be looking at love as possessing a healthy consideration for the feelings, emotions, and hurts of others.
This is feeling what others feel. In your actions, you put human feelings and emotions into consideration.
Nowadays, many people are hardened against the feelings of their wives, husbands, friends, loved ones, etc. But you should know that what pains you, would pain others.
People are killers because they have no concern for the feelings of others. Someone would kill a man, and does not care how the wife, children, mother, friends, relations or dependants of the man would feel. All he wants is the little money he is being paid as a hired assassin, a dealer in human spare parts, a ritual killer, or a kidnapper. That is why our world is functioning upside-down. The creative framework for this world has not been followed. That framework is love.
Beloved, if you can put the feelings of others, the emotions, and hurts of others into consideration, that is love. That was what the Good Samaritan did for the man in our anchor Scripture. And you don’t need to go too far; start from where you are. Consider the feelings of those close to you.
Remember this: The earth was formatted for love.
1. Before you take an action, consider the impact of that action on others.
2. Do not take people for granted.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF LOVE
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to make positive impact in the lives of people. Let people feel Your love through me, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Proverbs 1-3
QUOTE: When you don’t have a heart for people, you don’t have a part with God. Culled from REASON FOR LIVING by Dr Paul Enenche.
REFLECTION: Zig Ziglar once said, “You can get anything you want out of life if you can help as many other people as possible get what they want out of life”. Life is an absolute fertile ground. What we reap is determined by what we sow. What seed are you sowing?
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: As you step up in sowing seeds of love, may you also step up in experiencing the harvest of good in Jesus’ Name.