11/2/2022 - Kingdom > Comfort
Maybe this ages me but I am unmoved by car commercials these days. Used to be you bought a car for utilitarian reasons: how many passengers could it carry, miles per gallon, horsepower, etc. But now it’s all about comfort and latest technology: auto seat adjustments, front-rear cameras, automatic parallel parking. Next there’ll be an espresso machine in what was once a glove compartment. (I think that’s a million dollar idea!) Are we so into ourselves that we care only about how a car suits our lifestyle? And it’s not just cars. Notice how advertisers are no longer trying to sell you based on what you need but now what you want! Samuel was disappointed in King Saul whom he anointed. Now God was sending him to the house of Jesse to anoint another king. (1 Samuel 16:6)When Samuel saw Eliab he thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.” One look at Eliab put Samuel at ease. (1 Samuel 16:7) But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” And so should we. Jesus followers value others not by their fashion choices, education degrees, financial successes, twitter followers…we value those who humbly serve others in the name of Jesus. They don’t advertise their love…they, we, just do love.