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Scripture’s Command!Loving Others!

“And don’t say anything you don’t mean. This counsel is embedded deep in our traditions. You only make things worse when you lay down a smoke screen of pious talk, saying, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ and never doing it, or saying, ‘God be with you,’ and not meaning it.

Be genuine! Be authentic! Be true!

You don’t make your words true by embellishing them with religious lace. In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true. Just say ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ When you manipulate words to get your own way, you go wrong. “Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere?

Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life.

No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.

“You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves.

This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that.

“In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up . You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.”
Matthew 5:33‭-‬48 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/mat.5.33-48.MSG

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Contentment! Great Gain!

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:10-12

Blessed is the man who is content with such as he has. Greed eats the soul up. Like the grave, nothing satisfy the shallow. In plenty they are never satisfied, devoid of peace in the inward being. ☀Radiant Glory

Living The Word! Truth!

“This means put into practice the truth you have already comprehended. We are responsible for the truth we currently possess.” NIV Commentary

What truth do you already know? Are you living by It? We all know the greatest commandment! Don’t we all? Don’t you? Well, let me tell you! 
It is according to Jesus Christ, to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and the greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. Matthew 22:37 – 39

Let us act out on this truth, all of us that knows this truth, and I know, certainly so, we will be able to make a difference in our world, starting from our family. Charity begins at home! 

Let us endeavour to live a life of love! Just think about this for a moment. Treating everyone the way you like to be treated, doing unto others what you expect to be done to you. 

We will be kinder, nicer, thoughtful, selfless, respectful, giving, we will live more freely, be authentic, less judgemental, and the list goes on. Our world, I mean our relationship, family, Churches, community, will be different from what it is now! 

“No matter what I am going through, love always pulls me out of whatever darkness wants to drown me! Love is my life’s anchor!” Joan Boldact

Help us Lord to live the truth we already know! Help us to not only love in words, but in action. Help us to forgive so we can be forgiven we pray in Jesus mighty name.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

And Light Triumphs!!!!!

Dr King

” A liar is always lavish of oaths” Pierre Corneille

“Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice Triumphs” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow