By Roland Moore, The United Faith
Luke 18:14 NIV
“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Often times, I find myself greeting people I see and come in contact with on a daily basis with a simple phrase… “Hey, how you doin?” Not realizing my phrase is a question, I continue walking off without hearing their response. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s done this. Ever wonder if someone really needs to talk? Ever wonder if someone really needs to know someone cares how they’re doing? I know I need to work more on listening with love, as we all do. May we ask the Lord to help us be quick to listen and slow to speak and to judge. A proud attitude so easily infects our lives. Ask God to give you a humility that reflects His heart and love. We don’t get closer to God by passing judgment on others or by passing them on the streets. Find time to really listen to someone today, with love. Don’t be so proud that you feel you’re too good to be there for someone else.