Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere – not twofaced – let words=action. we are only permitted to Hate what is evil – do not turn a blind eye, dress/paint/cover it up, excuse/explain it away; cling to what is good – uphold justice, do the right thing 10 Be devoted to one another in love – regardless of whatever. Honor one another above yourselves – not just the “high and mighty” – the wealthy, and affluent 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, as you are not lacking in zeal do not quench anothers fire, do not be a stumbling block – hindering and discouraging others, serving the Lord.12 Be joyful in hope , patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need – not oppressing, ridiculing, or as subject of gossips. Practice hospitality – not just to those we hope to reap from, but to all.
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. 20 On the contrary; “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Just putting scripture in perspective! We quote these very often, believe it, but are we living it? Make amend from today.
Ask the Lord to help you by His Holy Spirit to live by His words!
Father thank you for your faithfulness. Be magnified Eternal King of glory in Jesus name. Amen