I’m just sitting here and thinking about some things, trying to master the art of observation, more particularly, people’s patterns of behavior toward each other.
Saints, I believe it’s time that especially “seasoned” not necessarily “matured” Christians grow pass this, “This is how I am” attitude and strive to being “Christ like.”
I think the phrase “I love you,” has become in many instances misplaced, overly used and overrated.
In Matthew 15:8, Jesus said (by the words spoken by the prophet Isaiah, Isaiah 29:13)
“This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.”
The description here given exactly agrees with them, and so proves and confirms the character he gives of them as hypocrites.
The people outwardly expressed their religious rites in worship and ceremonials as they knew how, but in their hearts there was no true affection, no devotion, no reverence and fear of God.
Similarly in our relationship with each other, most people are whitewashed, in their speeches and actions.
How can you say you love someone and grow weary of them with an excuse to avoid them?
How can you say you love someone, but yet your actions indicate the complete opposite?
How can you say you have the love of Christ and no bowel of mercy, no compassion, and yet you preach, teach, go to church every Sunday?
How can you say you love someone and not be affectionate or sympathetic towards their needs, but absolutely caught up in your own thoughts and emotions without a care?
Saints, the Bible says be not weary in well doing, (Galatians 6:9.) That’s love also. Be careful how you treat each other. Let the love of Christ but manifest in you and you be a mirror.
~ Syreeta Thomas