“Jesus cares more about how you treat people than how many Bible verses you’ve memorized”
Now hold up, I’m not saying that memorizing scripture is bad, in fact, it’s really important and a great thing to do. However, what I am saying is that God would rather us love and treat people they way He would, than have us be able to recite scripture. Because what’s the point of knowing scripture if we aren’t going to apply it to our lives?! Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and compassionate to each other, just as Christ Jesus forgave you.”
A lot of people are against Christianity and God because they have been treated badly and been looked down upon by people who claim to follow Christ. THAT IS NOT WHAT JESUS CALLED US TO DO! God called us to love and be compassionate to everyone. That includes people who have different beliefs or ideals than we do. I get that it might not be the easiest thing to do, but it is not our job to cast judgement. It’s our job to love genuinely and exemplify Christ. Christ loved unconditionally, so therefore we should too. I saw a great quote that applies to this. It says:
“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy”
In God’s eyes, everyone is worthy of being loved. God loves you, me, your parents, the person you can’t stand, the people with different political views than you…the list goes on forever because God loves everyone.
“If your theology doesn’t lead you to love people more, you should question your theology.”
I hope you are able to understand what I am trying to share. Yes, memorize scripture. Yes, read your Bible. But love others. Because without love, we aren’t true followers of Jesus.
This post kind of goes along with The Kindness Project. I took a break from blogging the month of December to focus on school and family but I’m back and will be starting back up The Kindness Project and regular blog posts. Thanks for reading! -Maddie💛