Wednesday, June 08 2022
THE LOVE WALK
Love does not envy. I Corinthians 13:4
Envy is the feeling of discontented or resentful longing, and I am pretty sure we have all at one time or another experienced this evil desire, especially during our youth! I don't remember envying a lot of folks except when I went to a meeting at my pastor's house not long after I was saved and there were some "Big Name" preachers there and that's what I wanted to be.
It wasn't long after I arrived that a man from Mobile, Alabama came up to me and introduced himself somehow knowing what God had in store for me. He said to me, let's go I want to show you something downtown and I said, "And leave all of these preachers?" He said, "Yes!" So, we drove downtown and behind one of the old buildings was a man living in a cardboard box. I don't think that was a coincidence because today forty years later we minister in a facility right across the street for Gays with AIDS!
That day the Lord took away any envy I might have had and gave me a new world view of how many less fortunate live in our cities and even now it has grown much worse! The man fromMobile moved to Ft. Worth and laid down his life to train me for one year in "Street Ministry" with no salary only Jesus, he moved his wife and kids here just for me!
Do not let your heart envy sinners but be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day; for surely there is a hereafter and your hope will not ne cut off. Proverbs 23:17,18