"And note this:
some who are despised now will be greatly honored then,
and some who are highly thought of now will be
least important then."
~ Luke 13:30 LAB
Bible Commentary: "There will be many surprises in God's Kingdom. Some who are despised now will be greatly honored then; some influential people here will be left outside the gates. Many 'great' people on this earth (in God's eyes) are virtually ignored by the rest of the world. What matters to God is not one's earthly popularity, status, wealth, heritage, or power, but one's commitment to Christ. How do our values match what the Bible tells us to value? We need to make sure our values match what the Bible tells us to value. Are we making sure we put God in first place so we will join the people from all over the world who will take their places in the Kingdom of Heaven?"
Heavenly Father, help us to see ourselves and others as you see us and them. We aren't going to do that well on our own. Like everything else in our lives, we need Your help. Thank You for being our kind, caring, and loving Heavenly Father. In Jesus' Name. Amen.