KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:23 KJV Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Our Lord kept instructing His audience at the mount. ‘Just sit among the audience this time and allow the Holy Spirit throw more light on some of the things He taught’. The Lord made a very important thought which each of us must fully realize and align our lives according to it. He said, if you happen to bring your offering to Him, and there you remember your brother has something against you, leave the offering there, go to your brother and settle the issue before you come to him again and offer that offering. God values our right treatment of all persons to any so-called worship we want to give him. The Holy Spirit makes this point so clearly in the following verse 1John 4:20 KJV” If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”
You can’t claim you love God while you break the lives of others. Men are the earthly highest symbols of the invisible God and when you neglect, hurt and are mischievous towards them, you have, hurt, neglected and been mischievous to God. Matthew 25:40 KJV” And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” This is the reason the Lord says, when you sense your brother is hurt with your actions, then God is also hurt with your actions, and he will not accept that worship.
What is happening in homes that husbands mistreat wives and wives retaliate, whiles each party does not care to make amends in anyway? These people are always in church praying and worshipping. According to our study does God accept any of their worship? I think if God would not accept such worship, do you believe God will ultimately accept such people into heaven? There are some men who break the hearts of ladies with ease and do not have the slightest thought to apologize. Some head Pastors of certain churches are feeling hurt about the way some sons of their ministry left them by taking portions of the congregation to start new churches, and do not care to go and make amends. I want to say blatantly here, that, such a one is never in favour with God and is rather under a curse. Never think God is interested in your praying and preaching, when you are mistreating others. You don’t rob or steal from any man and give it to God. It is unacceptable in God’s sight.
I see all men as very precious to God. I make sure I treat all men fairly and even see them as representatives of God. If I mistreat them, I have mistreated God, so I do everything possible to handle all men fairly.
Matthew 25:45 KJV” Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.”
Matthew 2:14 KJV” Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.”