Proverbs 19: 4 is a sad – but often true – commentary on how we behave:
Wealth brings many new friends,
but a poor man is deserted by his friend. ESV
Have you noticed how often a church picks a lay leader, not on the basis of spiritual maturity, but because of the person’s economic standing and/or business acumen?
How quickly we ignore Titus 1: 6-9.
How quickly we ignore Luke 14: 12-14
I don’t know.
Could it be, could it be … idols?
As usual, I am reminded that when I point a finger at someone else (those who prefer the wealthy and avoid the poor), three fingers point back to me.
So, how am I a respecter of persons?
Enough conviction for this evening.
Over and out as I let you (dear reader) ask yourself the same question.
Today’s Readings: 2 Kings 24:20b-25:30, Psalm 75:1-10, Proverbs 19:4-5, Acts 3:1-26. See About for what I’m up to with these daily posts. Your daily blogger, Holiday Longing (Reproduce with permission only).