Saturday, January 30, 2010

Love and Faithfulness

Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for West Side Church of Christ. Feel free to follow along.

Today’s reading (Proverbs 3) is a difficult one to comment on. There are so many nuggets of truth that we need to live by in these words of Scripture. However, I would like to focus on one of the first proverbs we read.

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”

If we were to operate with love and faithfulness in everything we do our lives would drastically change! When someone cut us off in traffic, we wouldn’t let road rage take control. When disaster happened to our neighbor we would be the one leading the charge to help them. When a family member hurts you, you would have the compassion of God to forgive them and help them to not do that again.

You see if love and faithfulness rules, then everything in our world changes; our outlook on life changes, the way we approach a challenge changes, the way we respond to negativity changes, the way we view our sinful world changes, and the way we approach evangelism changes.

Have you written love and faithfulness on the tablet of your heart? Have you bound them around your neck so that everyone you encounter sees them? If not you are not living according to Scripture. I know I could do a better job in this area of my life.
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