Carol Round on What Does it Look Like to Walk the Talk?

“And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it”—2 John 1:6 (ESV).

Our pastor often asks the congregation the following question: “Do you know who you are and to whom you belong?” In other words, do we belong to the world, or do we belong to Jesus Christ?  Belonging to the world means we’re not following the example of our Savior and Lord. If we claim to be a Christian, yet let ourselves be swayed by the world’s values, we can’t walk the talk. While none of us is perfect, it requires us to walk in love to follow Jesus’s example.

In 2020, contemporary Christian artist, Josh Wilson released a song called “Revolutionary.”  I love the lyrics. In part, Wilson sings about our differences and that we don’t always agree on everything. He says that doesn’t mean we have to be enemies. Maybe we need be brave, take a leap of faith, call a truce, and find a better way, he adds.

Through his song, Wilson says we need to open our eyes, and look and listen to discover we’re more alike than we are different. Then, the singer asks the following questions:

Why does kindness seem revolutionary?
When did we let hate get so ordinary?
Let’s turn it around, flip the script
Judge slow, love quick
God help us get revolutionary.

We Need a Revolution

One definition of revolution is “a sudden, complete, or marked change in something.” If we look at the issues facing our world right now, I think we can all agree we need a change—a radical change.

Instead of judging others by the color of their skin, their religion, their gender, or their political persuasion, we should be asking, “What would Jesus do?” The answer to that question is easy.

Wilson answers that very question in his song.

What would Jesus do?
He would love first
Yeah, He would love first
So we should love first.

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