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Love can't always be blind
Pastor's corner
pastor corner

We must understand that in order to be fair and equal to all we must be blind. We can’t see who we are dealing with because it will give us an unfair advantage.

Yes, love will get you into trouble. Let’s look at one example. When we know the word of God or the standard, what do we do? Do we treat everyone the same? No, we sometimes don’t because we see who we are dealing and we love the person we see.

This is where we should be blind. In order to maintain standards we must not have a respect of person. That means having favorites, doing for one and not the other.

Blind love keeps us in a battered home, in a bad job or giving all we have to keep our child out of jail for the fourth time.

You see, when you love someone and they know it, they work that situation, allowing you to give it all for them and they could care less if you loose your job or home because of them.

When love is blind, we have to open our eyes and see the situation. Sometimes we’ve got to be blind so we can see. What do I mean? If you are in the situation I just described the only way you will break out is to look at the situation and not the person.

Think and read the word and understand that God is a just God and has no favorites, that’s why he can punish or bless us as he sees fit.

In John 3:16 we find, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

It’s not who is the prettiest or if you are black or white, but he treats all of us the same and gives us the same opportunity. Blind love does not know who you are dealing with just how to get out of the situation.

When we’ve put up our houses for bond for the third and fourth time and our children jump bail and we are left trying to figure how to keep our homes, that’s when we have to realize that we can’t look at their faces and continue to let them use us. Get blind and stop the situation.

His word did not say white, black, red or green, it also did not say male or female, but "whosoever." Thank God for what we have and where we are.

Andrews is an associate minister with Mount Carmel Ministries and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.

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