Your weekly love note from God! In the new year, I hope the Liberating Love Devotional published by Chalice Press will provide you daily connection to the divine in meaningful ways.
Proverbs 30:12-14 There are those who are pure in their own eyes
yet are not cleansed of their filthiness.
There are those—how lofty are their eyes,
how high their eyelids lift!—
there are those whose teeth are swords,
whose teeth are knives,
to devour the poor from off the earth,
the needy from among mortals.
Not everyone who claims to be aligned with my will necessarily is. This passage points out how to tell the difference. Is that person showing compassion for the poor and needy? If not, then no matter what they say or even believe, they have fallen away from me. You know who my true followers are; surround yourself with them so you are bolstered and strengthened by them. They will not be perfect any more than you are perfect, but they will help you build my kindom here on earth.