I am going to try the Five Minute Friday prompt. I have wanted to participate for a while so we will see how this goes and whether I can fit it into Fridays most of the time.
Today’s prompt word: Loyalty.
Loyalty to another. To a person. To an idea. To a group. To a land. Mostly, it tends to be loyalty to a group.
You hear the word bandied about in relation to sports teams. Or countries. Or political groups.
Really, though, we ought to use the word most to refer to how we relate to others.
Are we loyal?
That would mean:
- building up
If we are loyal, we are looking out for others. We put them before ourselves. We think of them first.
If we are loyal, we do the things others want. We take them seriously and do all in our power to build them up, rather than trying to belittle them or knock them down or make them feel less than their best.
Loyalty is best seen in God’s word. He is the absolute model for loyalty.
In our sin, He sent Jesus to take all of our stain upon himself while nailed to the cross. Jesus didn’t ask about what group someone belonged to before he went to eat with them. He called Zaccheus down from the tree and said “I am coming to your house.” And Zaccheus responded. Because Jesus was building him up and being loyal, even amidst sin and dishonest.
I want to be like Jesus. Loyal to all, helping them grow. Loyal by watching out for others and helping them through rough spots. Finding what needs to be done and doing it, whether that be folding that never ending pile of laundry or picking up that piece of paper everyone else has stepped over 69,000 times.
Loyal = Christ like. May that be me.
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