The one who pursues righteousness and faithful love will find life, righteousness and honor. – (Proverbs 21:21, HCSB)
People who try hard to do good and be faithful will find life, goodness, and honor. – (Proverbs 21:21, ERV)
Whoever pursues justice and treats others with kindness discovers true life marked by integrity and respect. – (Proverbs 21:21, VOICE)
When we seek to live a life of love, marked by living right, doing good, and being faithful to love God and love people, we become people who are associated with integrity and respect. The challenge in this is there are and will always be, those who cannot see past themselves, have no regard for the positive pursuit of love that we seek to give, and can become a source of discouragement if we do not rely on God to lead and guide us. God is faithful, and He will give us His eyes to see those around us so that we can love as He intended. May we ever seek the Lord to lead us in love so that we might live right, pursue justice, and treat all others with kindness.
Let us seek the Lord;
To live out His love,
As faith is restored.
For as we choose love,
And true faithfulness;
Justice is pursued,
Lives of graciousness.
True love and life found,
Through faithful pursuit;
God shall be our strength,
In Him we’re made new.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us and empowering us to love like You. Thank You that as we seek You, we find You, and You lovingly lead us to walk in Your ways. Forgive us for the times that we have tried to do so on our own, for without You, we fail miserably. Lead us in Your ways so that we pursue justice, extend faithfulness, kindness and love to all. Show us how to love everyone as You intended. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to lead us to love well. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. – 1 Chronicles 16:34