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1086th -- A Book By It's Cover


How many times in our lives have we judged a person or a situation without 
knowing the full details and we believe the lie that our judgment is just.
What we must quickly realize is that we can be judge and jury over no one.
We are not in a position of authority to call one righteous and call 
another one condemned. We as children of the Most High God must allow 
ourselves to love others unconditionally just as God loves us despite our 
inadequacies. If we were to be condemned for every sin that we've 
committed against God, then Heaven would not hold one human soul. The 
Lord in His righteousness, mercy and grace offers forgiveness, offers 
renewal, offers a fresh and clean slate and as His ambassadors on this 
earth we must also do the same towards our fellow man. We must have an 
encircling love; A love that sees the best in people, a love that looks 
past ones mistakes and a love that wishes to bring restoration and renewal.

Be encouraged to never judge a book by its cover. Get the whole story, 
see the goodness in others and invest your time in helping them to become 
better, wiser and stronger than they were before. We must be our brother's
keeper. We must lend, lift up, strengthen, affirm and love those who have 
been given up on. We have great power to restore those who are having a 
hard time in their life. They need to see that goodness still exists and 
when we act in a manner that is pleasing to God, they will see that 
goodness not only exists, but it flourishes in the hearts and minds of 
those who wish to live a pleasing life before the Lord.

I encourage you again to have an encircling love. Make it your mission to 
see the best in others. Be determined to lift others up and never break 
them down. Enough people in this world are having a hard time in life so 
let us be that beacon of hope and love that they will be drawn to. We 
will be so proud of how we treated God's precious child and the Lord will 
impart into us the same blessing that we imparted to those who needed to 
be encouraged, affirmed and shown the true love of God.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to look past the 
physical being of others and look more into their hearts. When we do so, 
we will be presently surprised at the goodness that lies within them.


I was driving home the other day on a sunny afternoon. I had a smile on my 
face as I sang along to the songs on the radio. It was a beautiful day. I 
felt full of happiness and oneness with God. My good mood ended, however, 
when the radio station took a news break between songs. Suddenly I found 
myself listening to yet another story of a rich, beautiful celebrity 
involved in scandal, hypocrisy, and lawlessness. I shook my head in 
disbelief as I came to a stoplight.

As I pulled to a stop I noticed four, leather jacketed bikers. They were 
standing in the middle of the road with two on either side of the light. 
They looked rough and dangerous, but as I got closer I noticed each one 
was holding their helmet in their hands. I rolled down my window as one 
approached my car. “We are the Brother’s of the Wheel”, he said. “We are 
collecting for a Christmas toy drive for needy children this year.” As I 
pulled a dollar out of my wallet I looked past his beard and tattoos and 
into his eyes. They shined with a goodness and kindness that came right 
from his soul. I dropped the money in his helmet and waved to the other 
bikers as I drove off. My good mood had returned. My faith in mankind had 
been bolstered. And I had to laugh along with God as I remembered once 
again never to judge a book by its cover.

Our society often judges books by their covers but God reads what is 
written in our hearts and souls. Perhaps one day we will all learn to see 
the world through Heaven’s eyes. Perhaps one day we will realize that looks
matter little and actions matter much. Perhaps one day we will see that the
wealth and success of Earth are not the wealth and success of Heaven.

Over two thousand years ago a poor, homeless outcast walked the Earth. His 
clothes were tattered and His companions were rough fishermen. He was 
scorned by the elite of the day. Yet, He showed everyone of us how to live 
and how to love. May we all follow the truth He shared.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Philippians 2:2-3 “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the 
same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through 
strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better 
than themselves.”

Matthew 25:37-40 Jesus declares
“Then shall the righteous answer Him, 
saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and 
gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, 
and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto 
Thee? 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.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth 
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are 
in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of 
God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also 
aboundeth by Christ.”

1 John 4:10-12 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved 
us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God 
so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at 
any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is 
perfected in us.”

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever 
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, 
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible. 

Today's Selected Poem: GOD WON'T ASK
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem38.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: RESCUED FROM DEPRESSION
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony37.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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