Proverbs 14:31 “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,
but whoever is kind to the needy honors God”.
Never look down on anyone because they may be the solution to your problem. Never compare yourself with anyone for you may not understand what you’re going through. Never judge people who have little to nothing, as one day you may find yourself having nothing at all. Always respect one another. You should never judge the book by their look. People always like to compare themselves with others not knowing or understanding what that individual is going through and how far they have gone before getting to where they’re today. Goliath underestimated David, a teenager and was slew because of his ignorance (I Samuel 17: 1-51).
Never look down on anyone because they would be the solution to your challenges. Naaman, was very great. He had all he needed but he was leprous. The solution to his leprosy was in Israel, but he did not know until a slave girl told him. If you read the story carefully, you will note that when Naaman was storming off in anger from Elisha’s house, it was his servants who pleaded with him to obey the man of God. As a matter of fact, they referred to him as “father” (2nd Kings 5:13). Naaman listened to them and got his healing.
If God is no respecter of persons does this mean that He looks NOT at who the person is (if he is a Christian or not, baptized believer or not, gay or straight, Buddhist or Muslim, rich or poor, criminal, drug addict, etc.) but looks at the heart, the purity & goodness, or the wickedness of it? It is therefore important for believers to understand that God can use anyone to accomplish his purpose. There are a couple of benefits to understanding that God shows us mercy every second and that he loves us unconditionally. Even when we blow it, he shows us mercy.
The clients that we’re serving in our programs may be the one to help when no one is able to. The same African Proverbs says, “Be nice to people on your way up, for you may need them on your way down”. Always do unto others as you like others to do unto you (Matthew 7:12).
As we move into the holiday, let us do our utmost best to help and support the less privileged in our society. One kind deed today, may be a life saving grace in the future.