Daily Bible Reading ~ 7-29-2011

Romans 12:9-19

Love in Action

 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.  Do not be conceited.

 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

I know this is a longer section than usual, but it’s about love.  I remember a sermon on this and I was told do you love or are you repaying?  I thought, I love…  when they deserve it.  But that is not love.  Love just IS.  It’s easy to show someone kindness when they are kind to you…  that’s super easy.  But how hard is it to love when someone is doing something that negatively affects your life.  Are you able to pray for them or better yet, pray that you can see the situation with more clarity and try to understand what they are doing?

There is only 1 judge and our job is so much easier, it’s just to love…  Love no matter what! 

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