Grow in Fidelity

Proverbs 3:3: “Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.”

I didn’t truly understand what the word loyal meant until we got our second dog, Uli. Her attitude towards us was absolute fidelity. Her whole world revolved around us, specifically Lyndsey. It didn’t matter what was going on; Uli was there. She was a protector, and one of the best 100-pound lap dogs there ever was. Someone once said, “Be the type of person your dog thinks you are.” While Uli was a loyal dog, it made me think about my loyalty. To what or to whom am I faithful? Where do I display undying devotion? I firmly believe that it is becoming more and more crucial for followers of Jesus to be loyal to the truth of God’s Word. We live in a culture constantly bombarding truth with lies and seeking to tear down God’s design for everything from gender identity to the nuclear family (and everything in-between). Christian-stand firm in the faith. It is important to remember that Solomon grouped kindness in with loyalty. We are to speak the truth in love and grace. To talk about the truth means we must know the truth (read your Bible!) and be able to defend the truth from attack. Kindness is more than being nice. It is “delighting in contributing to the happiness of others, which is exercised cheerfully in gratifying their wishes, supplying their wants or alleviating their distresses” (Webster, 1828). Loyalty and kindness: two sides of the same coin. How are you doing with your loyalty to the truth? To whom do you need to be more kind? How can you write loyalty and kindness on your heart? 

#MinuteWithMaxon #MWM #Loyalty #Kindness #myUli #Bible #fidelity

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