Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2
You see a homeless man on the street, what is your reaction? Do you pretend to ignore him or do you offer whatever you have in your pocket? You see a handicapped person, do you look at them with affection or judgment because you don’t understand them?
The way you react to other people, reflects what truly is in your heart. God doesn’t need to know how many times you read the Bible, he can tell by your reaction to the meek. Could it be these people you’ve come in contact with were really “Angels in Disguise” ? While you look at them with disgust, they are looking at your heart.
(Matthew 5:5) “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
“Dog Eat Dog” “Only the Strong Survive” “Sink or Swim.” These are the messages the world tell us. But the world is wrong, because it’s blinded by the deceit of Satan. As Jesus said “So the last shall be first, and the first last:” What? Did Jesus just blow your mind? How many people did you crush to get to the top only to find out you’re going to be last?
What do we learn from the “Angels in Disguise”? Our natural reaction is we change or save them, but the reality is we are the ones that need to changed or saved. Their mission is to teach us what human life is really about and not what we think it’s about.
(1 Samuel 16:7) ” But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”
We judge from the outward appearance, but God looks at our hearts. They say that 80% of all communication is nonverbal, why? Because as humans we study each other. If you want to truly “inherit the Earth” we need to renew our minds, soften our hearts, and become meek.
This is the mission the “Angels in Disguise” teach us. They take our hardened hearts and give us a heart transplant, where we learn to love like Jesus. Maybe you had an encounter with one of these Angels, next time you do, show them love like Jesus showed you. Amen