Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Is it Love?
Hello and greetings all, I know that I have not signed on in a few days. But in the words of MJ "I'm Back!!!) This week we will focus on relationships and true love.
Today Let's look at Romans 13: 8-14
8 Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. 9 For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.”[a] These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 10 Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law. 11 This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. 13 Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy. 14 Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.
After some reflection the only question is how do we show love to others, or how do our actions portray a lack of love and concern? Are we always respectful, and considerate? Simply put do we really love our neighbor? Do we even care?
Reflect on this for a while, and we will pick up here later... (we are going somewhere with this- Love Pastor J)