Above All Else, People

January 10, 2012

Yesterday, I was talking to my long-time pastor, advisor, and friend (Pastor Jack Smith)…BTW, I highly recommend everyone having one of these. The dilemma was about doing what seemed legally (Scripturally) right and probably smart and what was kind and potentially beneficial. Which is best/right? The conclusion—people above all else! In my heart (by the Holy Spirit’s leading), I knew the right answer. How many times did we see Jesus place people above the law, not God, but religious rules? The Samaritan woman at the well, the non-Jewish woman who pleaded for healing, the adulteress, the children, even His parables about the lost sheep/coin and His question about doing good on the Sabbath…the list is long (actually, never-ending, still today with me and you).