Thursday, March 30, 2017

Guidance of God

For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?

Matthew 5:20‭, ‬38‭-‬38‭, ‬43‭-‬47 NIV

*It is so easy to deal with people you appreciate, and those who appreciate you. It is also easy to classify what you believe is love. However, from the least desirable person to those who appreciate us, we have to exude the love of God. This is done in different ways. Never follow the guidance of humans, but the word of God and His example He sent to us: Jesus. Everyone seems to have advice for everyone else, but unless those words are coming from God, let that person walk in the way God tells them to go. It is our job to speak the word, and not our opinions. The word helps, but opinion deters. Also, God provides wisdom on how to handle things and people correctly. Let people live for God, and cultivate that instead of dictating it. Sometimes we can go by what we've experienced rather than the word.

No comments:

Post a Comment