With so much of focus being given to going Green in our world today, programs which aim at reducing, reusing and recycling are ever on the rise and for good reason. I once caught sight of a beautiful wall hanging decor in the Lifeway store that expressed this going Green concept as it applied to a Christian. The words in that art piece read as follows: Reduce Sin; Reuse Faith; Recycle Love.
Sin wants to master over us, we must give it no foothold. We must rule over (reduce) sin (Genesis 4:7).
By Faith, we are saved from death to life, and by Faith we must live until death, for the just shall live by Faith (Habakkuk 2:4). And while we are alive on earth, we must fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12).
Verily, verily we received the love of God and verily, verily, we must give the love of God to one another (a.k.a. recycle / share). We must keep on loving one another (Hebrews 13:1)
As Christians, we need to Reduce Sin (Genesis 4:7), Reuse Faith (1 Timothy 6:12) and Recycle Love (Hebrews 13:1).
Genesis 4:7 (KJV)
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
1 Timothy 6:12 (KJV)
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Hebrews 13:1 (KJV)
1Let brotherly love continue!.