Yes, once again, AWARD SHOWS have begun to inundate the airwaves, along with controversial topics taking the spotlight. Counting to ten, taking a few deep breaths, or even rolling my eyes at times have not been helpful at all – I, also, considered screaming! However, I soon realized that opening my Bible and reading God’s Word on the issues being discussed would give me internal peace!
The following are scriptures that I found that truly address what is important in this world:
John 7:24 “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.” (NIV)
Acts 10: 34-35 “Then Peter began to speak: ‘I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.'” (NIV) The KJV reads, “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, ‘Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that fears Him, and works righteousness, is accepted with Him.'”
Acts 17:26 “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.”
Paul wrote in his letter to the Christian churches in the Roman province of Galatia,
Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Paul went on to say in both Ephesians and Colossians,
Ephesians 6:7 “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.”
Colossians 3:23-25 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.”
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In closing, the only thing that matters when we leave this world will not be about accolades, achievement, awards, etc., but whether we are one of God’s children – John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” (NIV)
MAYBE RETHINKING THE IMPORTANCE OF AWARD SHOWS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED – EVERYONE WHO IS DOING ANY TYPE OF HONEST WORK TO THE BEST OF HIS/HER ABILITY IS TO BE COMMENDED!