Life is not Dependent Upon Our Feelings
I know that some will find this hard to swallow but the world does not revolve around us or our feelings. In fact we are very small in the scale of created things. We can often get caught up in the cycle of life, the cause and effect of our actions, thoughts and our words. It is a natural human tendency to form alliances with others who share the same values, hobbies and experiences with us. That makes it easier to identify with others. By the same token it is a means to differentiate ourselves from others and that can sometimes get us into trouble.
In our basic form humans are the same, created male or female with each possessing a soul that is created in the image of the Creator God. Some questions we ask ourselves (sooner or later).
Why was I created?
What is my purpose?
Why am I here?
We can get so caught up in the questions that we overlook the obvious. We were created to worship God. Because we are all created equal, we are all loved by God equally, without reservation or bias.
When we look at another human being we want to quantify them as better, equal or poorer than we are.
When we see someone we feel is better, we want to become more like them and have more of what they have.
When we see someone who we feel is equal we want to be just a little more equal than they. We want to have newer, bigger, better (more toys).
When we someone we feel is poorer we want to distance ourselves and look down on them. They just don’t measure up to our standards.
That may be why the books of Exodus 20: 2-17 and Deuteronomy 5: 6-21 are redundant in giving us “God’s Rules for Living” in the form of the Ten Commandments.
They are very basically broken down to this: Love God and place nothing before him; Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
Mark 12:30 – 31
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.”
Luke 10:27 – He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
We are to do good to all and live peacefully with one another which is impossible to do without God. We must weigh every word spoken against the Word of God. Words are either uplifting (life) or degrading (death) and like milk that has been spilt they cannot be put back in the bottle.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
As I said earlier life does not revolve around us or our feelings and because we tend to become caught up in emotion we do or say things that scar others and more importantly determine our character.
Since the beginning of time the forces of Hell have been in an all-out battle against God and all he has created. The time is near when the Christ will appear (the second coming) and destroy evil in all its many forms. All life revolves around Jesus. We are either willingly submitted to him or we are against him. The choice is ours and eternity is in the balance. Choose this day whom you will serve? – I am the Real Truckmaster!