We’ve come a long way in America. We park our treasure in the driveway and put our junk in the garage. We throw away so much food that we could feed poor countries. We have children then pay helpers to raise them. We wish others would honor the Sabbath yet we shop and eat out on Sundays. We bemoan the sustainability of Social Security with little regret to having killed 60 million of the working class (via abortion) who could have supported this program. We aren’t in favor of so many tax dollars going to welfare and entitlement programs, yet we’re first in line whenever a benefit avails to us. Our animals get more attention and amenities than our children. Get the picture?
Knowing man’s proclivity, God does not mince words when he instructs us about what’s important. First, love Him with all your heart, soul and mind. Second, love your neighbor as yourself (Mt. 22:37-39). The totality of the Old Testament summarizes itself in this. Give absolute allegiance to the God who created you, governs you, and redeems you. And put the interests of others at least equal to and even before your own interests.
Is that how you live? Do you have an open ear and eye for the hurting, struggling, downtrodden, innocent, voiceless around you? Only man is made in the image of God, so is man getting your attention? Love your neighbor as yourself. Enough said!