Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Don’t Despise Anyone!

Discrimination is greatly detested by God Almighty and I think most of the time it is the religious people who discriminates more than those who do not believe in God at all.

Most religious crisis across the world and even tribal clashes are as a result of discrimination against one another. However those most guilty of discrimination are religious people, particularly the big religions we have.

The mistake most religious people make is this; they forget that people are related one way or the other, either through your mother’s family, or through a relative of your wife, you will be related to the other religion somehow as long as you are a resident of this planet earth.

Also See: Beware of Pastors

I have seen pastors despise other religion brothers because he doesn’t share the same beliefs with him. I have seen even within the same Christian circle where a pastor of a Pentecostal church would criticize the priest of a Catholic Church. A pastor will refuse to relate with another man for not belonging to his religion. Some other religions even go to the extent of killing another man because he does not share their beliefs.

There was a Big Pastor in this country that reportedly refused to help his own blood sister financially because she does not belong to his faith. And the same man of God was born into the same religion which the sister is still currently practicing. If this story is true, what will it cost this man of God to help his sister, he should remember that it is by God’s grace that he is save today, it is not by his own power. Maybe by showing mercy on his sister, she would have been touched and converted to Christianity.

In Matthew 9:9-13 we saw how Jesus invited the writer of the Book of Matthew to become his disciple. Matthew was a tax-collector. A tax-collector can be likened to a present-day Local Government official, or staff of the Power Holding Company. They were known as corrupt people; they steal government funds and take resources for their private use.

After Matthew had become Jesus’ disciple, he invited Jesus and the other disciples to his home to feast with him, his family and other colleagues who were also tax-collectors.

When the Pharisees (hypocrites, gossips, back-biters, liars, haters, evil-doers) saw what Jesus did, they called his disciples and asked them, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum?” Matthew 9:11B

A scum is an unpleasant person, smelling people. They called these people smelling people because they were angry and jealous of Jesus’ association with them not because they were any better. Maybe if they are not corrupt government officials they will be adulterers and fornicators or better still gossips.

“When Jesus heard this, he said, ‘Healthy people don’t need a doctor- sick people do’” Matthew 9: 12

But our own pastors who should be like the true doctor that Jesus was referring to here would rather treat the healthy and abandon the sick. They associate only with the elites and abandon the poor. I even heard of a church that doesn’t admit some category of people into their service, if you look poor you will be bounced right from the gate of the church! LOL, They use bouncers in church.

You know, after writing several messages preached by Jesus Christ, I realized that most of Jesus’ teachings are meant for our present-day pastors, teachers and preachers.

Jesus went on to say in Matthew 9:13 “Now go and learn the meaning of this scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices. For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners”

So if you are pretending to be a child of God, you don’t know how to show mercy to people, then you are worse than that sinner you call a stinking sinner. Jesus says he has not come for those who think they are okay, but he has come for those that know they are sinners.

Stop being a false teacher, stop hating that other man that belongs to another religious faith. Somehow it is the grace of God that makes you look more important than he does. It is the grace of God that makes you a Believer not your own good deeds.

Think of it today! What can you do for that brother, that sister, that fellow you think does not deserve your help?

As you remove hatred from your life, and believe that you too need help from God, God will begin to take care of you in diverse ways regardless of how rich you maybe, you still need God’s blessing.

God bless you.

Notice: Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

Category: Daily Inspirational


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