What is the word that we are to live by,
that word calls us to action as doers?
Christ provided us with many teachings on how to live and the one that consumed most of his time was Love!
Love complex, mystical and easy in its application.
Who are we to love?
God, Christ, ourselves, each other, stranger, enemies, mother, father, and children – there appears to be no one who is outside God, and Christ’s instruction to love.
Deuteronomy 4:2, tells us
“do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.”
So we are to be doers of love in all areas of our lives.
It is easy to love our life partners, our children and grandchildren yet too often with no forethought we throw love to the wind in favour of angry words.
James 1:19 offers these words of wisdom
“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires”.
Anger is not a doer of love.
Gossip is a form of anger, as it is spoken at the expense of someone else.
A child was recently repeated a piece of gossip he heard in his home at church and was punished for this. As the child was hustled off to the car he kept say but Daddy you said this.
Gossip is not a doer of love.
James 1:26 cautions all Christians with these words
“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”
Be doers of love in everything you say!