“If you feed those who are hungry and take care of the needs of those who are troubled, then your light will shine in the darkness . . . The LORD will always lead you. He will satisfy your needs in dry lands” (Isaiah 58:10-11 NCV).
Looking out for the needs of others will always require a cost, some sacrifice of time, money, energy, reputation, or privacy. Jesus sacrificed for you, and you become more like Jesus when you sacrifice for others.
In Luke, Jesus told a parable about the Good Samaritan, who found a man beaten and abandoned by the side of the road. The Samaritan “took [the man] to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here’” (Luke 10:34-35 NLT).
He did this for a total stranger. He started by administering first aid at the scene of the crime. Then he put the man on his donkey—which, by the way, means the Good Samaritan walked. He checked the man into a motel, cared for him through the night, paid the bill in the morning, and pledged to cover any additional costs.
What did he gain from it? Nothing. He didn’t even know the guy! The Good Samaritan stepped in to help without any concern for the sacrifice it might require. His focus was on the injured man’s needs—just as Jesus is focused on your needs.
This is the way God planned it: You assume responsibility for the needs of hurting people around you while trusting God to meet your needs.
I can relate to the following. Been dealing with this for many, many years as I speak truth to power. I been lied on, talked about and misunderstood but Grace has kept me.
The following words ain’t nothing but the truth.
When a well-intended exposition that is biblically based and scriptural sound or is just plain ole common sense based upon the facts is misinterpreted and taken as a personal attack or throwing shade (whatever that means), it can produce anger, division, strife, and an unwarranted attack on another person’s character particularly by means of subliminal messages.
Get this! Although truth doesn’t change based upon another person’s misinterpretation of what is said or written, yet their misconception of truth greatly affects their attitude and behavior towards others needlessly.
Here it is! When another person’s FEELINGS doesn’t align with TRUTH, chances are their actions in response to the TRUTH will be erroneous, imprudent, and unwise which is indicative of CONVICTION. The good news is TRUTH doesn’t change based upon one’s interpretation of it or their reaction/response to it. It never has and it never will. Therefore, never water down what you share to appease other but proclaim it, promote it and publish it without compromise and unapologetically.
Minister Alvin Jones
Ignant Safe C’s and Ignant Safe Black Folk think that I need folk to validate what I say and do, you better understand I have no problem with standing alone.
Don’t get it twisted that because I don’t get a lot of Public Likes and Amens that I will go away. Not, I do what I do because it is not about you and me but about me and him.
So back to what I do daily fighting the good fight for the least of them.
Now Run and Tell That!
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D), already under fire for comments made on abortion earlier this week, is under increased scrutiny after it was revealed his medical school yearbook page features racist images.
The photos inside Eastern Virginia Medical School’s 1984 yearbook show a person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit and another in blackface. On Friday night, Northam admitted in a statement that he was one of the two people pictured, but didn’t say whether he was in the KKK robe or blackface. (Read more)
🗣I don’t usually post on the matter but when it comes to Politics people can really show their true colors. Whether it be racist, hatred, bigot, etc. Now I understand everyone is entitled to their own opinion because I have several and I will voice them at anytime. I love all people whether you are Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian, or African-American because with a open wound we’ll all bleed the same no one is better than the other. As long as you respect my race and I, I will do the same. But it takes only one time for you to show me who you really are no matter your skin color and I can no longer deal. Times have really changed and I’m thankful for my ancestors and the people who fought so hard for me and mines to be able to live today. But I’ll be damned if Politics ain’t showed me who’s for me and who’s against me. #ThisIsNotUpForDebate