Love and faithfulness

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
(Proverbs 3:3-6 (NIV))

Even in today’s society where God is ignored, or even rejected, these words still hold true. Even those who do not know Jesus think that they know love and faithfulness and they “respect” these traits in people. There is something about people who do things out of an honest love for others that draws people to them.

If unbelievers can recognize these traits in people and call them good, can we, as believers, utilize these traits to make believers out of them? Do as God would have you do, but never forsake following Him. Let people see your light through your actions. For some reason at this moment I don’t know who said it, but the saying “At all times preach the Gospel. If you have to, use words” is true. People who are hard-hearted about things of God will take notice of your actions and not realize that they are of God. Bind these principles around your neck for all to see them in action. Write them on your heart so that when confronted with a situation that goes against them, you will not stray.

And, above all things, keep your eyes upon Jesus.

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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