All the Lost and Lonely People ~ Our Haughty Eyes
Lonely Person On the Beach
So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.— Robert Louis Stevenson
As the Body of Christ, we are to reach out to those who are lost and running 100 miles in the wrong direction, and just love others no matter what and do not judge. Love as Christ loves.
Lonely Man On a Bench
Biblical Quotes on Haughty Eyes or Pride
Proverbs 6:15-19 states:
There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to Him:
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
False witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers..
Proverbs 27-2 states:
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.
Proverbs 21:24 states:
The proud and arrogant man ---'Mocker' is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.
Proverbs 8:13 states:
To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
How Many Times Have We Seen This Scenario Played Out And Have Done Nothing?
As the Body of Christ, we are to open our eyes to those who are running in the wrong direction at 100 miles per hour.
We should let them know of the hope that is in us. There is a brighter tomorrow, and all is not lost. We should welcome those into our circle of friends and truly accept them for who they are no matter what the circumstances.
We should not judge others by the way they dress, and not bother to speak to them or even acknowledge them as another human being. When the Lord opens our eyes to see what He would have us see, it is then we see all the lonely people. The Body of Christ, as a whole, really has not done such a great job in this area, as most only desire to be around those who are like themselves.
What if a prostitute came to your church, would she or he be welcomed and spoken truth into him or her?
As believers, we are to show Christ's love to all those, and especially to all those who are hurting. Sometimes we get so caught up and busy in our own little lives, we forget to open our eyes to all those around us and really listen to what they are telling us. They may need someone to help them. Maybe they need someone who will listen to them and make them feel they belong, and that they really do matter in this world.
Lost and Lonely
Beth Moore's Poem on Pride
I keep this poem by Beth Moore, a Christian author, always right at my desk, so that I may refer to it throughout the day. It keeps me mindful what having pride is able to do in our lives.
Sharing a poem by Beth Moore:
My Name is Pride. I am a Cheater.
"My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
I cheat you of your God-given destiny…
because you demand your own way.I cheat you of contentment…
because you 'deserve better than this.'
I cheat you of knowledge…
because you already know it all. I cheat you of healing…
because you’re too full of me to forgive. I cheat you of holiness…
because you refuse to admit when you’re wrong. I cheat you of vision…
because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window. I cheat you of genuine friendship…
because nobody’s going to know the real you .I cheat you of love…
because real romance demands sacrifice. I cheat you of greatness in heaven…
because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth. I cheat you of God’s glory…
because I convince you to seek your own. My name is Pride. I am a cheater. You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you. Untrue.
I’m looking to make a fool of you. God has so much for you, I admit, but don’t worry…
If you stick with me you’ll never know."
(by Beth Moore)
Reading this poem on pride, always helps to keep me humble.
Fix Our Eyes On Christ
Reaching Out When You Know Someone Is Lost
Do you often reach out to those who you may not even really know, who seem to just need a friend to listen?
Our Haughty Eyes
The following video is so powerful as to reaching out to those, and not with haughty eyes, but understanding and acceptance when we know they are running 100 miles an hour in the wrong direction. It starts out with a young female, but ends up with a young man. They are out there. They need friends and a human touch.They need that human connection so that they will not be lost forever.
Especially us Christians, when we may see someone who has, let's say, visited our church, but we have not taken the time to get to know their name or know anything about them. However, with our haughty eyes, we may judge them just because they are a little different than we are, or from where they came, how they dress or that they just may not fit into that mold we think they should fit to be allowed to enter our church! We are all sinners in need of a savior.
Jesus speaks to this in His living and active word, the Holy Bible.
How many today have you seen who you knew needed someone to just stop and listen to them who were running in that wrong direction so fast to destruction. We must pray for them of course, but we must also reach out to them in compassion.