Tuesday, 22 March 2016

People make noises, but don't follow through with action

"Many will say they are loyal friends,    but who can find one who is truly reliable?" - Proverbs 20:6

Jesus experienced this first hand. There were many who proclaimed they were his friends, but one by one, the abandoned him, betrayed him and deserted him. It is easy to say you are a loyal and trustworthy person, but the proof is really in the follow through!

In another translation the word loyal is actually rendered 'loving':
"Many claim to have unfailing love,    but a faithful person who can find?" (NIV)

Either way, there are a number people who claim to be loyal and loving, but in the end they aren't reliable.

Prayer: Thank you Jesus that you are loyal and loving to us, despite the fact that we are often very unreliable. May we learn to respond to love with greater loyalty. Amen.

Living in Grace

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