“NEVER let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart.”
I can still remember the times, when I was much younger, where I would take the dog for a walk and it would escape. I soon learnt that wrapping the leash around my arm ensured that where I went the dog followed. It made us inseparable and ensured that what we needed to do was accomplished.
Today’s verse lets us know about 2 very important things that must never get away from us. They are loyalty & kindness. If we don’t watch out, they’ll try to escape, that’s why we’re told to NEVER let them get away. We have to be vigilant & proactive to ensure that they stay with us every day.
We’re instructed to wear them like a necklace and write them deep in our heart. This means to make loyalty & kindness so much a part of who we are, that we’re inseparable from them. When people see us, they see loyalty & kindness. Doing this allows the promise given in the next verse to become ours… “We’ll find favour with God & people and gain a good reputation.”This week let’s make the change. Let work on making loyalty & kindness inseparable from us. Let’s wrap ourselves in them and wear them proudly. Let’s live their reality from deep with our heart. Before long favour and a good reputation will be with us everywhere we go. People will notice the difference and so will we!