“Be” is such a common word that when I searched BibleGateway, it told me, “Your search only contains words that are very common.” But what if I wanted to see just how common? Did you ever think that, BibleGateway? Well, did ya?
Be is defined like this: t
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4: 32
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12: 12
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46: 10
They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share. 1 Timothy 6: 18
Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another. Mark 9: 50b
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1: 9
And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. John 17: 11
But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct. 1 Peter 1: 15
And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3: 19
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Romans 12: 9
This list could go on and on but I think this gives us more than enough to ponder for today.
Some days I need to meditate upon the Be Strong and Courageous more than I need to dwell upon the Be Generous. I think we’re all like that. Sometimes we need reminded of one more than an other. It was from my own attempts be more Christ-like that this wood disc, word art came about.
I think of it as a sort-of fill in the blank. Whatever I need to remind myself to “be”, it’s there to help me. However, since you are not me, you might not need Be Strong and Courageous as often as I do. But what do you need to “be”?