13 hours ago
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
It isn't the length of the skirt you wear. God doesn't care if the skirt goes below your knees, or if you wear pants.
It isn't your hair length, your makeup, or how well you obey rules. God doesn't care if your hair is long or short. He doesn't care how much makeup you wear (or don't wear). Nor does it matter if you can follow a list of man-made rules.
It isn't your music. You can listen to all the 'right' tunes. The ones the others declare as acceptable, and yet your heart still can maintain distance.
It isn't the outward forms of being a Christian that make you a Christian.
"Love your neighbor as yourself" has nothing to do with clothing.
"Love your neighbor as yourself" has nothing to do with hair length, makeup, or obeying "the rules" made by man.
"Love your neighbor as yourself" is not related to what you do (or don't) listen to.
"Love your neighbor as yourself" should be something we do to evidence our love for God. It is the outward demonstration of inward love for God.
Anyone can follow a dress code.
They can cut their hair, do their makeup, and conform to the rules.
They can change the music they listen to, or hide who they really are on the inside from others.
But the truth of the matter will be found in how they love their neighbors.
The husband. The wife. The family. The children. The person next door.
'Neighbors' are closer than we sometimes realize.
The love we have for God is evidenced in our love for others.
Who is your neighbor? What have you done to actively show them love today?