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Daily Encouragements

BY BENNIE McWHA

January 7

A God of All People – Psalm 2

How does a “teacher’s pet” feel?
Were you ever a “teacher’s pet”? Have you ever been in a situation where you received special attention from the person in charge? Did it make you feel good to get special attention from the person in charge? How did you feel when they started to give the special attention to someone else? Did you get upset? Were you jealous?
The good news is that God does not have “pets.” A basic principle of the Bible is “God so loved the world.” There are people in many parts of the world that do not know God, but He still loves them. The heathen may do many ungodly things, but this is because they do not know or love God. They do not know that He loves them, but He wants you to help tell them about His love.
The Lord emphasized this while He was here on the earth. In Mark 16:15 He commanded, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” You may become so concerned about how God treats you that you ignore those who do not know Him. If you do, this indicates that you really do not understand much about God’s love.
Never be guilty of wanting to enjoy God’s love for yourself and ignoring those who do not know about His love. Be thankful someone told you about His love, and be eager to help others learn that He loves them. God said, “Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession” (v. 8 ).
If you really want to be a happy, become involved in praying and helping other people learn about the Lord. Be willing to become a servant, and allow God to use you to lead others to Him, the “God of All People,” because He loves them as much as He loves you.
“Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling . . . Blessed are all they that put their trust in him” (vv. 11, 12).