Proverbs 3:30-32 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
Guess what Christian? People want to be like you! For some of you that’s hard to understand. Why would someone want to be like me? I’m not rich, famous, or powerful. Why in the world would people want to be like me? The reason is that the ultimate goal of people is not money, fame, or power. What they want out of life is happiness, and security.
Some think money will bring happiness and security for them, but it never does. It may buy the pleasures of the world, but those things will always leave you empty in the end. A friend gained by money is not really a friend, they’re a mooch.
Some think if they were famous, everyone would love them. Again, not true. The price of fame is often being cold hearted enough to step on lots of people on the way up. Only those who don’t know you well, seem to adore you. Who wants friends you never get really close to. Are they really friends?
Some believe if they had power they could almost command their way to happiness. The reality is, with power comes overwhelming responsibilities. You’re never your own boss; others will always demand your time for something.
So why do people want to be like you Christian? Because, the secret of God is with you. You are the ones made righteous in His Son, Jesus Christ. You have true peace in life. You’re truly content with who you are in Christ, and are willing to share your joy with anyone. A crooked, or froward person, is an abomination to God. In other words, their way of life makes Him sick. However, in you Christian, is the secret of righteousness, Jesus Christ.
As you go through your day, remember people are watching you. They want to see who Christ really is in your life. They want a real friend, real happiness, and joy. If they see it in you, they might want to come to know your Saviour. BE HAPPY!
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Leviticus 6-8 / Proverbs 3:30-32
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Exodus 36-38 / Matthew 25:31-46
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