There are many people in this world that act a certain way in front of
some people and act entirely different in front of others. What they must
realize is that God's command is to be of one mind at all times not being
hypocritical to what they know in their hearts is right. The Bible declares
in 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." We are to put on Christ at all times and show the God who
lives within us by our acts, deeds and character of integrity. (Romans 13:14)
I hope you are encouraged by this message to be of the same mind at all
times treating others the way you would want to be treated and showing the
testimony of love, care and forgiveness.
When William McKinley was President of the United States, he had to make a
decision about the appointment of an ambassador to a foreign country. Two
candidates were equally qualified.
While McKinley was still a Congressman, he had observed an inconsiderate
action by one of the men. He recalled boarding a streetcar at the rush hour
and getting the last vacant seat. Soon an elderly woman got on, carrying a
heavy clothes basket. No one got up to offer her a seat, so she walked the
length of the car and stood in the aisle, hardly able to keep her balance
as the vehicle swayed from side to side.
One of the men McKinley was later to consider for ambassador was sitting
next to where the woman was standing. Instead of getting up and helping
her, he deliberately shifted his newspaper so it would look like he hadn't
seen her. When McKinley noticed this, he walked down the aisle, graciously
took her basket, and offered her his seat.
The man was unaware that anyone was watching, but that one little act of
selfishness would later deprive him of perhaps the crowning honor of his
We must always remember that we have received undeserved grace and mercy
from the Lord and as undeserved recipients, we must offer that same grace
and mercy towards our fellow man who is in need. We are to be of the same
mind at all times offering blessings, encouragement, and simply try our
best to represent our Savior with our whole heart. By doing these simple
acts of love, we will be sowing into the hearts of men seeds that will grow
and be manifested where they will never be forgotten by those who received.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
James 1:22-25 "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving
your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he
is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth
himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man
he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man
shall be blessed in his deed."
James 3:10-12 "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My
brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at
the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear
olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt
water and fresh."
1 Peter 3:8-11 "Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil
for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that
ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that
will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil,
and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good;
let him seek peace, and ensue it."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: WHEN JESUS LOOKS
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Today's Selected Testimony: BEVERLY ANN'S TESTIMONY
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry