9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

Favoritism. It is hard to avoid it. I have often lived my life to be the favorite. Favorite child. Favorite student. Favorite athlete. I have even tried to be God’s favorite at times. But God does not have any favorites. That is so amazing! I don’t know that I can comprehend that way of thinking. We are all the same with Him. He looks at each of us uniquely and yet without any gradation of love for us. We are all His favorites!

If you think about how each of us has a unique calling, a mission, that God has created us for. Then it is a little easier to understand how we are all equal in His sight. There is only one of you and God created you and good works for you to do. So there is no comparison in God’s eyes. Having a favorite implies some measure of comparison between two objects and it also implies some measure of what makes that object good. Since none of us are good and what goodness that we do have comes from Christ, God can look at each of us the same. He only sees Jesus’ goodness when He sees us.

How do we start treating others in this same way? How can I not play favorites? Well, a good start would be to stop judging. When I judge you, for what you look like, what you do for a living, how much you make, etc., I immediately setup a scale of goodness as a person. I compare. So stop comparing, stop judging, and start loving. If I just love on others no matter what then I break the cycle of judging.

Today, remember that we are all God’s favorites and just love on everyone with His perfect love!

1 Response

  1. BigBuck

    Boy the transformation that takes place when you really draw to the father is night and day. I remember trying different church groups or men’s studies. Most groups I attended I was judging and picky right away at certain guys I couldn’t stand being around. Now it’s like he has given me that sight to see what he sees in them. My wife has said I’ve changed so much that I look at their insides the way Jesus sees them . Instead of seeing if their like me, and cool enough to hang with. Praise God!

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