Unleash - Thursday
Matthew 22:37-39 and Luke 10:37
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (NLT)
Do this and you will live. (NIV)
Two very important words challenge our faith into action - DO THIS. That's right, do this! This thing we’ve been talking about? Go do it. No more talking, now it’s time for action.
In any sport, there’s practice and preparation which all starts with a certain philosophy or strategy to win a competition. A coach has a belief and a style about how her team can get victories. The practices she conducts teach this style and the team repeats drills to make the strategy routine. But teams do not score based on their understanding of the strategy. They do not get points for practice. The team must prove their understanding and skill on the court or the field. They may be great in practice, but in order for their training to matter, they must do it.
It’s pretty easy to say, “I love God and I love other people.” It’s a whole different deal to do it. Jesus doesn’t leave the discussion in Luke 10 as simple rhetoric. He ends with the challenge to go and do.
We are courageous followers of Jesus who love God and love people and PROVE IT daily...by DOING IT.
- If you were on trial, accused of loving God and people, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
- Would those who you’ve only known a short amount of time recognize that there’s “just something different” about you?
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