Put the fire out

Ephesians 3:18 Love is your reservoir of super human 1strength which 2causes you to see everyone equally sanctified in the context of the limitless extent of love’s breadth and length and the extremities of its dimensions in depth and height. The Mirror Bible

(The word, 1exischuo means to be entirely competent, to be empowered to 2comprehend. The word 2katalambano, kata, strengthened form; with lambano, to grasp, thus to entirely grasp, means to come to terms with, to make one’s own. Rom 12:13 Purpose with resolve to treat strangers as saints; pursue and embrace them with fondness as friends on equal terms of fellowship. Rom 12:16 Esteem everyone with the same respect; no one is more important than the other. Associate yourself rather with the lowly than with the lofty. Do not distance yourself from others in your own mind. [“Take a real interest in ordinary people.”— JB Phillips] In the breadth and length we see the horizontal extent of the love of Christ: the complete inclusion of the human race. 2 Cor 5:14,16. The depth of his love reveals how his love rescued us from the deepest pits of hellish despair and led us as trophies in his triumphant procession on high. Eph 2:5,6, Eph 4:8-10, Col 3:1-4)

Sometimes we just need to be reminded they were all Super human. Because love gives us superhuman strength.

One of the things that I personally don’t always do very well is treat all people the same. I want to find differences so I can put people in categories. I remember being at the John Maxwell IMC last year and sitting at a table with a very sweet Muslim lady. If I didn’t know she was a Muslim I would have thought that she was a follower of Jesus. That’s how nice she was and how she carried herself. I have to do better and put the fire out, instead of stoking it.

What are you doing today, are you stoking the fire or are you putting it out?

Love people, all people the same.

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