The little boy had a rough day. It began with an argument with his sister and ended with an after school detention. He didn’t mean to yell at his sister, and he surely didn’t intend to lie to the teacher. These things just happen to little boys. The real problem is simple. Nobody loves me!
There are quite a few of us who feel this way today. We feel unloved, and we can’t figure out why.” It is not our fault we were reared in a dysfunctional family. It’s all because of my background. People need to ease-off and things will be all right. If others were real, they would understand. God would understand.” He does, but he has some advice. It can be found in the Book of Proverbs. Let us look at Proverbs:
16 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that hurry to run to evil, 19 a lying witness who testifies falsely, and one who sows discord in a family.
The writer of the Proverbs is really giving us some pointers on how to be loved and appreciated. It so simple. Let us take these things that God hates and just reverse them. They will become the love principles.
LOVE PRINCIPLES1. Tell the truth at all times. 2. The look on your face should be receptive. 3. Take responsibility for the helpless.. 4. Create a heart(internal attitude) that desires good. 5. All business deals should be open and honest.. 6. Sleep on all major decisions. 7. Become known as a peace maker.
I can guarantee that these principles will make you more loved and appreciated by all those around you. Next time you feel unloved, try to begin to live by the love principles. They are simple application of what God has said to us in the Proverbs.