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Terms Of Service

By Julie Ackerman Link

 

 

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Read: Luke 6:27-37

Forgive, and you will be forgiven. —Luke 6:37

Bible in a Year:
Psalms 126-128; 1 Corinthians 10:19-33

 

If you’re like me, you seldom read the full text of contracts for online services before you agree to them. They go on for pages, and most of the legal jargon makes no sense to ordinary people like me.

 

I was quite surprised, therefore, when a friend from Africa made me aware of this one-of-a-kind service agreement for online software. Instead of a wordy license telling people how not to use it, the developer offers a simple blessing urging people to use it for good:

 

May you do good and not evil.

May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others.

May you share freely, never taking more than you give.

 

At first I thought, Wow. Imagine if more terms of service agreements were written as blessings instead of legal documents. Then I thought, The agreement Jesus makes with us is like that. He offers us forgiveness of sin, peace with God, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. In return, all He asks is that we do good (Gal. 6:10), forgive as we’ve been forgiven (Luke 6:37), and love others as He loves us (John 13:34).

 

The beauty of Jesus’ agreement with us is that even though we fail to live up to the terms, we still receive the blessing.

 

Bestowed with benefits daily,
Sent from the Father above;
Mercies and blessings abounding,
Gifts of His marvelous love. —Anon.

As we have opportunity, let us do good to all. —Galatians 6:10

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