Proverbs 14:19-20 (ESV)

19 The evil bow down before the good,

the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,

but the rich has many friends.

One day, the wicked will bow before the righteous. Although God’s people are often despised on earth, the time is coming when he will make things right. His enemies will be overthrown and his servants eternally blessed. Those who belong to the Lord through faith in his Son will reign and rule together with him. Sadly, many of the godly are rejected on earth because they lack beauty or material wealth. Because they aren’t seen as having much to offer, the community can cast them off. Our world tends to embrace the rich, regardless of whether they seek the Lord. We may want to be around them because of what they have rather than because of who they really are. Be honest with yourself right now. Is there anyone you have secretly shunned because she lacks the things the world desires? Choose to love and support all those who love God today.