Psalm 112:5,6 It is good for people to be kind and generous and to be fair in business. Such good people will never fall. They will always be remembered.

Listen: Be Kind, Generous and Fair

Listen: Be Kind, Generous and Fair

You know what I think? I think that it’s all too easy to over-spiritualise Christianity, to get so drawn into singing songs and slapping people on the back – praise the Lord brother – that we forget that love, as well as being a noun, is a verb – a doing word.

In all great cultures the word for love isn’t just something that we have or don’t have (in other words, a noun) it’s also something we’re meant to do (a verb).

We all love to be loved, sure. But how much do we show love to others by doing love? By being practical, by lending a helping hand, by being honest and decent in the workplace. I know a successful business owner who seems to be a godly, lovely person on a Sunday but who’s a tyrant at work, resulting in high employee turnover.

Psalm 112:5,6 It is good for people to be kind and generous and to be fair in business. Such good people will never fall. They will always be remembered.

I don’t know … I think it’s so easy to get caught up in the whole spirituality side of a faith in Jesus that we forget the simple, the basic, the practical things – the things that others notice, the things that speak to them of the love (or not) of the God in whom we profess to believe.

And if it feels like we’ve been talking about that rather a lot this week, then please know that it’s entirely intentional. Because for God, this is a big deal.

It’s good for us, very good, to be kind, generous and fair in business.

That’s His Word. Fresh … for you … today.