February is often called “the month of love,” because of the Valentine’s Day on the fourteenth.
Love though, should be yearlong and shouldn’t focus on emotions only.
1 John 4:7(KJV)Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
The kind of love known as brotherly love is a lasing charity that feeds the world. Caring for one to another can change things.
Indeed, we cannot achieve this special devotion to each other without the Lord guiding the way. Brotherly commitment is the understanding the goes beyond appearances. Christian charity doesn’t look on the outside and smile, if the flesh pleases the eye. A child of God will gauge the person by what’s in their heart. Everyone must have an open response to see beyond earthly appearances.
That’s a process only achieved by following the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Walking with the Lord is the only way any of us can show brotherly care. God’s spirit leads us into a non-judgmental love, understanding that we all have come short of righteousness.
The next time someone lashes out or speaks negative. Step back, take a breath and remember God’s words before reacting. Our response to the situation can either be the encouragement the person needs on the inside to work toward change, or it can sink them into a darker pit.
The mighty tongue speaks encouragements or hindrances.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21