Respect is Earned, Loyalty is Returned

 


17 A friend loves you all the time, but a brother was born to help in times of trouble. Proverbs 17:17

Loyalty. A virtue difficult to come by nowadays, in my opinion. Instant food, instant access to movies, disposible water bottles, plastic bags. Its so easy to throw away things nowadays. However, isn’t it nice to have stability? To know something or “someone” is going to be there for a long time? Whether it be a good friend, your partner, family, something “material” that stands the test of time?

 

 

At work, we were looking through the “urban dictionary”. I will admit that I am “old” and some of the things the kids at school say I have no idea about and am “way out of the loop” of slang.  However, on a positive note; they had a definition of “loyals” in there. Great that our young adults have a way (though not coventional) to define loyalty:

 

loyals

 

These are the people you can trust to have your back all the time, you can close both eyes when sleeping and they got you covered or turn your back on them and you know nothing will happen. They will never abandon you.

 

How many “loyals” we have around us? How many people are we “loyal” to? How are we demonstrating loyalty to others ?

 


Father God – Thank you so much for NEVER leaving us, even when may have left you for a time. Help us to grow in loyalty to people in our lives that support us, love us and are truthful to us when we need it. Help us to do the same to our friends, family and partners. Thank you for your awesome love. Amen

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