"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds," Hebrews 10:24 NIV
Have you ever been talking to someone at a social event or at work and felt like they were just filling in time until someone more important came along? Or have you ever experienced people treating you differently when they found out that you might be useful to them? In so many areas of life people are just seen as assets, something there to help others achieve their goals.
This verse blows that thinking out of the water and reminds us that each person is made in the image of God. As such, everyday we should seek how we might help others grow into the likeness of Christ.
Take a look around you today- it might be at work or in a busy shopping street - and remind yourself of this fact: everyone you see is precious to God. Everyone...even the person you find really hard to get on with, even the rude person in the shop that pushed past you in the queue...everyone!
We are called to spur each other on to love and good deeds. What action will you take today to help others be better? Look for opportunities to bless those around you and you will see the blessing of God flow in your life.
We are all precious!