Unwholesome Speech

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Daily Reading: 1 Kings 11:1-12:19, Acts 9:1-25, Psalm 131:1-3, Proverbs 17:4-5

Daily Verse: “Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.” Prov. 17:5

Unwholesome speech.

Mocking the poor and misfortunate shows contempt for God and His sovereignty. God controls our destiny; material things don’t determine a person’s worth. People’s temporary circumstances don’t indicate their value to the Creator.

In my life, I’ve met people from both ends of the spectrum, incredibly wealthy and extremely poor. The happiest souls and most peaceful hearts didn’t have bank accounts or homes with windows and doors. Singing praise songs in the concrete room in El Salvador, a chicken in the plastic chair beside me, and off-key voices worshipping the Creator ranks as one of the most joyous and educational moments of my life following Christ.

“The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all.” Prov. 22:2

Connect with people instead of mocking them. Just because financial circumstances differ doesn’t mean God doesn’t love them. Our Creator made us all for different purposes; only He knows the end game. Don’t mock what the Lord made.

Lord, forgive us for mocking those less fortunate than us. Please help us see people through Your lens. Let us value the lives of those around us, honoring and serving them as You would have us do. In all things, let You receive the glory. IJNIP. Amen

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