Jesus is clear what love looks like. Our words need to reflect His love in us. Jesus knows that being careless in what we say to others can have consequences we don’t want to see.
Jesus demands that we have a pure heart and then we won’t say careless words to others. His goal for us is to be intentional in our love. Love gets reflected in what we do and say.
May what I say reflect His love in my heart.
“Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 5:21-22 The Message)
Here are the key ideas:
- God’s goal is for us to love one another
- Be intentional in saying good things about others
- There are consequences for being careless in what we say
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