KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 11:20 KJV” Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house”.
This key scripture has a very important lesson to teach us. It teaches about , acting properly with no partiality. The earlier verse says , people from Bethany had come in their numbers to console the two sisters. Right after that moment they heard that the Lord Jesus had come around. These sisters made a quick decision. Martha ‘you go and meet the master , while I Mary attend to the many people who have come here because of us’. Jesus was a very important person, yet they had to acknowledge all these people who had come to show love and sympathy with them. They gave due respect to the people as well. Could you imagine the two sisters leaving their visitors, and going to the master?
I believe we have to always learn to treat all persons with great respect. People easily categorise some people as very important and others who have , low social status as not that important.1Ti 5:21 KJV “I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.” The scripture cautions us not to be partial. It is sad to see certain individuals marginalised in church because, they do not command that much financial power. I am talking about clear open mistreatment and neglect .This ought not be the case.
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Lord Jesus, I am saying as children of God, we must attend to all men with no partiality. Even when giving money to a beggar by the roadside, do not throw it at him , or her. Try and put the money in his palm, if possible.
What happens to us, when we wrongly treat our neighbours? Remember that, the Lord said, what you do to one, you have done it to Him. When we show disrespect for people, we have done it to the Lord. We are always blessed if we show fairness to all men, but may come under a curse if we show such partiality.
Thank you, heavenly Father, for the opportunity to relate to all men. I love all men, and do not show partiality to any. All are in the image of God, and I show fairness to all.
Jas 3:17 KJV “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”
Mat 25:44 KJV “Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee; 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.?”