3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man. NIV
All right Love, all right Faithfulness. Stay right here beside me.
That’s right hang around me so if I start to say something thoughtless, you, Love, will step in and say something kind. You, Love, will see into the other person’s life and recognize what they need. You will inspire me to give of myself to meet their needs. You will niggle me to go the extra mile. You will motivate me to give what I have to make their life better and their day brighter. Love, stay right beside me and encourage others.
Faithfulness, you are my friend. You cause me to keep my word. When I dilly dally, you speed me up so I am on time.You put a spark in me to follow through on the things I said I would do. You let others know they can count on me. Because of you, others know I respect them and value their time and attention.
Love and Faithfulness, you enable me to win the favor of God and man. Because of you, I have acquired a good name. A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1 Love and Faithfulness, you insist that I look out for others needs and desires instead of my own. Stay close to me, Love and Faithfulness. I am binding you about my neck. I am writing you on the tablet of my heart. I am winning favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Life is great!
Do you know someone who is always thinking of others? Do you know someone you can really count on? My question to myself is, “Sharon, how far are you away from being this kind of person? What steps can you, Sharon, take to move in that direction?”