Book: Proverbs 22
“The rich and poor have this in common: The Lord made them both.”
As we interact with others both at home, work, and ministry, it is good for each of us to be reminded that “the Lord made” each one of us. As this truth is understood it will guide our conversation, thought, and actions towards other people.
Job was a very wealthy man who lost it all. When his “friends” came to give him advice on why he lost it all he expressed an understanding of the truth that he was no greater than any other person by saying, “For God created both me and my servants. He created us both in the womb.” (Job 31:15). Job and his servants both started in the same place. Job treated his servants well. Wealth does not make us any more or less precious in God’s sight. He gives gifts according to his will. He uses who He chooses for the His purpose.
In Malachi 2:10 we see that the people of Israel were not treating each other in the way they should. “Are we not all children of the same Father? Are we not all created by the same God? Then why do we betray each other, violating the covenant of our ancestors?” They had walked away from their relationship with God and by so doing also were not honoring each other in their relationships.
Go before the Lord and ask Him if there are any relationships that you have that do not demonstrate the fact that “the Lord made” both you and them. Is there any attitude in you that results in you looking down on anyone? Ask God to help you to see others as He sees them.