Luke 16:15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.
In this verse Jesus is talking to the Temple leaders who are very invested in what people think and say about them. He reminded them that what other people think is not important. What is important is what God thinks about them. I know I am guilty of the same thing at times. I get worried what people think about me. I worry when the attendance is down if I have offended people and they stopped coming. I worry when visitors do not return if the sermon was so bad they didn’t return or was it something I did or did not say. Every time there is an S.P.R.C. meeting I worry about what the members of the team are going to tell me someone has said about me.
I suspect we are all guilty at times of wondering what others think or say about us. Most people don’t like to upset or make people angry. Most people want to be kind and loving. Most of us worry when we think people are talking about us. The problem becomes, when you worry more about what people say or feel, than you do about being faithful to Christ and His word.
Who will you share the Word with today? Who will you speak to today in the name of Christ? Where will you spread the gospel?
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