Matthew 23:13 NKJV
“ But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
I sincerely want to live in such a way that people look at me and see Jesus. I believe our affections will be demonstrated by our actions. I begin by loving my inner circle but that’s easy. 1st John 4:18 says because God is love we love one another. Therefore if I can’t show love to you I can’t say God this or God that. You can’t say the right thing if you refuse to do the right thing.
We refuse to love sometimes because we don’t feel like loving. Truthfully following the ways of God have nothing to do with how you feel but everything to do with taking His Word (the Bible) over your own.
The word love in the Bible is an action word. Not just a spoken word but one shown in our actions. It may be the act of forgiveness or maybe the act of service or maybe it’s just a word to encourage but it is an action.
My thoughts for the day are: mercy triumphs over judgement and your fruit is showing.