The world drills holes wherein the Master Carpenter slates square pegs to fit. Rather than follow His New Commandment, man crops corners to recondition odd pegs and, after so doing of the world’s abominable design, he casts out the splintered building blocks as misshapen — although God, in forethought of their purpose, creates them nonetheless as perfect.
Fortunately, the Maker of Truth’s craftsmanship is so divine that, with pegs of such “odd” shapes and sizes from the scrap heap of the world, He can construct His Kingdom for His obedient apprentices.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” – John 13:34 (NASB)
“If, …, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.” – James 8:2-10 (NASB)
“You shall not curse a deaf man, nor place a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall revere your God; I am the Lord.” – Leviticus 19:14 (NASB)
“Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.” Romans 12:16 (NASB)
“Everyone who is proud in heart [“haughty”] is an abomination to the Lord; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.” – Proverbs 16:5 (NASB)
“As He [Jesus] passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.‘” – John 9:1-3 (NASB)
“… Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?” – Exodus 4:11 (NASB)
Who are any of us to think of or treat any other one of God’s fellow creations as unfit and, thus, chip away at their spirit for life and Heaven eternal?
My purpose for this blog, my first book, and all else are purely for the means to further share the hope of my life that, in faith, has sustained me. My utmost desire is to do the good works that God would have us all do to lift one another up.