James 2:12-13
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!

Exhortation to True Faith and Love

Dig deep into the depth of your heart.
There you will find the love I placed to impart.
Remove the cobwebs of prejudice and scorn.
Be careful how you judge as I have forewarned.

Love isn’t just a pretty lollipop on a stick.
It is the bread and butter of giving that makes it tick.
It isn’t pretentious smiles and greetings so warm.
It is loving the sick, the wounded, the broken, the torn.

Faith is not elegant words spoken to sound great with reason,
It is seed planted by works of love, harvested in due season,
It is seen in obedience and its acts of love,
It is lived out of the Christ within and the grace from above.

God does not pick favorites between the rich and the poor,
The rich is favored most when he gives the more.
The poor and despised inherit a kingdom to come.
He has chosen the foolish to confound the wisdom of some.

Walk in love toward all that are without,
It is kindness and love that will remove the doubt.
It is My loving-kindness that leads men to repentance,
And sets them free from their death sentence.

Be the light in every dark place,
Fill the earth with My glory and grace.
Let not your deeds be evil spoken of,
but walk toward all men in grace and love.

Kent Stuck


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