No matter how hard you try, you can’t rationalize your sin. Sin is sin, simple as that! I was reading Jeremiah 3 this morning and it dawned on me that we typically think that what we are doing isn’t bad in comparison to what others are doing, but that isn’t true. If you look at the 10 commandments, obeying your mom and dad is right up there with don’t lie, steal and cheat. It has the same importance as those “terrible things”.
So, as you are going through your day, pay attention to those little things you ignore because they seem insignificant, and put a significance on them and do something. For example, you see someone in need – instead of ignoring it and thinking someone else will handle it, put it in this perspective – what if you saw someone physically hurting a child, would you turn your head? Or would you do something to help that child? Hopefully you would do something for that child. It should be the same with the person in need. Meet them where they are and fulfill a need you are able to. Calling the police to protect a child seems so obvious, but so should pulling out some cash or food for that person who has nothing. It all comes down to need. A need is a need, whether it is food or protection from abuse.
Today I pray for perspective in all the crossroads and situations I encounter. And I pray for God’s heart to be my guiding light.