“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for whereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Heb. 13:2
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
It sounds to me that God has spies. Just think about the words of that verse for a moment. Apparently, heaven is not as far as one might formally think before reading this verse.
If this does not cause you to pause and look at the world with a whole new perspective, you are cutting yourself off from living life to it’s fullest potential. Although it is clear that we are physical beings; most would agree that we also have a spiritual side as well.
God desires for every one of us to be kind and gracious to all people in all situations. Of course this sounds ideal on paper, but in real life it is a grace that is difficult to master when met with day to day drama. As you go about your day, keep Heb. 13:2 in mind.
I challenge you to treat each person you encounter throughout your day as if they reported your actions to God Himself. Take note of how differently you behave. It is important to keep in mind that God can see your heart attitude behind those actions as well. This is something to consider before you flash that cabbie the ‘welcome to America’ sign.
God is always watching and He does not need spies to tell Him how we are doing. He already knows as He sees all and looks upon our hearts at all times. I think this verse is just a helpful little reminder to be aware of how we treat others and to take serious consideration over things we may flipantly pass off unimportant. The way we live our lives is very important, no matter how we look at it–God sees. It makes no difference if they are actually that heavenly creation mentioned in 13:2, or just fellow man, we are all creatures of God.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
You are love. You instructed all of your children to walk in love. This seems impossible at times because people can be so un-loveable! But, you love them. Show me how to walk in love like you. When I am in a situation that is challenging to be nice, please show me something about the person I am dealing with that will give me empathy or compassion for them. Light those features up so brightly that they make the ugliness that I was focusing on fade to nothing. I am on a mission to serve all men as if I were serving Jesus Himself. This is an impossible task, but with YOU, all things are possible. In Jesus name, Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan