The power of righteous behavior cannot be overstated. This is obviously true when it comes to a good word. But often times the good words are treated like magic words. In Greek, it is the idea of the word that matters more than it’s container. To understand this, it might be helpful to think of different languages. Different languages have different words for the color “blue,” but the idea of “blue,” exists acrossed every language because “blue,” part of a shared reality. The sound sand syllables of words are not the constant thing. They are the wrapper for the idea. The idea of righteousness and its outworking as spiritually nutritious fruit is more important than the wrapper it comes in. But the wrapper is still important. They should sync up and present a front that is not confusing but illuminating in darkness. Our words and behaviors, containers for mindsets and ideologies, should reflect the height, depth and breadth of God’s love in our lives. We must produce them with intent.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts