Romans 13: 8- 10 (NIV)
Love Fulfills the Law8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Have you ever known person who is as i refer to them a three N person. Three N people are always nettled, negative or needy. The better example of a person like this is a taker. Some people live their entire live constantly taking, needing, being negative and nettled. Today's text reminds us to treat everyone the same being Equal Opportunity Lovers. This is all God has truly called us to do, love one another. Paul reminds the Church at Rome that the only true debt we owe God through Christ is to love. Love does not harm or hurt. Love is not negative or needy but positive and giving. Love in not nettled but peaceful and happy. God instructs us to be Equal Opportunity Lovers, loving everyone even our enemies.
Thought for today: Once a member asked how can we love our enemies, after all they are our enemies for a reason. My reply was simply if you can love yourself knowing full well every sin and wrong thing you have done to others your whole life, how can you not love and forgive others who you have only known to offend just you! If we can love ourselves and live with ourselves daily, then loving and living with our enemies should be a breeze.
Be Well today, Love PJ.