May we be passionate about compassion.
(Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” on YouTube by clicking HERE)
Because zeal for your house consumes me, I am scorned by those who scorn you.
“Zeal” is defined as enthusiastic devotion.
Since God is love (1 John 4:8)…then are you zealous for Love?
Are you enthusiastically devoted to being loving?
Are you enthusiastically devoted to loving God and your neighbor as though your neighbor was yourself?
This is the life Jesus modeled to us and called us to live.
Love does not exclude but includes everyone…even those that you find repulsive.
This is extremely hard!
But remember…Jesus said we must love our enemies (Matthew 5:44).
When you include everyone…you will no doubt feel the scorn of those who disagree with you.
Some people…especially those in powerful places…don’t want certain people included.
Jesus said in The Beatitudes: “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven” (Matt. 5:11-12).
So may the zeal to love consume you.
And the next time you are being scorned…remember to respond with love.
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Remember…God loves you!
Thank you Bill! I choose to enthusiasm right here and now. Thank you for this reminder. It’s going to be a beautiful day!