Friday, February 12, 2016
Someone We Treasure
Someone We Treasure
"... And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”
Figurative definition: Anything or anyone we value, love, cherish, prized, or have a deep affection for.
Someone we treasure we treat with loving kindness holding them in the highest regard. We show great respect to those we cherish and exhibit consistent compassion. “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue” (Proverbs 31:26). We are careful not to let anger overtake us, but keep our hearts with all diligence in accordance to the Word of God. “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. ” (Ephesians 4:31-32).
We share the Gospel with those we hold dear and teach them about Christ and His great mercy towards us. With an unconditional love, that only our Lord can give, we show deep affection to those we highly value. “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another (I John 3:11). Someone we treasure we remember them in their special moments and their changing seasons of life. Someone we love we encourage by: exalting the Savior, “Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!” (Psalm 34:3). By expounding the Scriptures, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: ” (2 Timothy 3:16). And, edifying those that are of the household of faith “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).
Lord, thank You for Christ, our treasure.