We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works. – Hebrews 10:24
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket
or under a bed,
and not to be placed on a lampstand?
For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible;
nothing is secret except to come to light.
Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear.”
He also told them, “Take care what you hear.
The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you,
and still more will be given to you.
To the one who has, more will be given;
from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”– Mark 4:21-25
Christ says “Take care what you hear.” This is what I heard.
If you have hatred and discontent towards another, then that is the same measure that you will receive, plus some. If you harbor hate and discontent, then you will be given more hatred and discontent. If you have love and good works, then you will be given more love and good works.
We tend to seek out the worst in people. Why?
Pride and selfishness?
If you are selfish and prideful, you will get more selfish and prideful, but he who has love will be given more.
How do I rouse the love and good works in another today? With hatred and discontent or with love and good works?
It would seem that to give away love produces love and to give away hatred produces hatred.
Just what I heard. What did you hear?