Scripture:   1Timothy (NIV) 5:21   I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism. 

Observation:   Not every has the same talents and assignment from the Lord, but everyone has the same value to the Lord.  The Bible even gives different qualifications for various leadership positions.  Leaders should emphasize that each member of the body is necessary and valuable. 

Application:  People have different talents and assignments from the Lord.  Some people have been believers for many years, others but a few.  Some are wealthy, others poor.  Some speak fluently, others are hard to understand.  But Jesus died for each and every one.  They are extremely and equally valuable to Him and should be to me also. 

Prayer:   Lord, check my prejudices. Help me to see each person as you see them.  Amen 

Pastor Leon
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