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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
These are the words of the Apostle Paul to the Christians living in Rome at that time in history. Because of the Roman Empire, the arrogance of the general public was quite elevated. The Apostle was letting the Christians know that’s not the way a “Follower of Jesus” conducts themselves. In fact, he was strict in saying that we are not to be conceited, and if you are a believer, then you will operate with the mentality that says, “The Low Positioned Are My Teammates.”
If you have read these AM posts for some time, you will know that the writer is very much opposed to pride and arrogance. We find the ability to operate in the power of humility from a kneeling position. Prayer is the key is what I want to say. After humility comes the ability to honor others. By others, I mean ALL others. Every human is made in the image of God, and to denigrate any part of God’s creation is to denigrate the God who made them. That’s why St. Paul is quick to say in this passage, “The way I see it is that The Low Positioned Are My Teammates.” He follows it up quickly by saying, “Don’t be conceited.” So today, you and I must again go into our personal marketplace to love and honor every person God places in our pathway. It’s God’s way.
This AM, I’m grateful that You have made it clear to everyone who reads the scripture that none of us are better than anyone else. You have called us to love and honor all people. So even when we are with people others would say are of low position, You’ve already let me know “The Low Positioned Are My Teammates.” Amen