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Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.— Romans 12:9
In Romans 12:9-13, there are six aspects of our love for one another define it as godly and sincere, as opposed to pretense and hypocrisy. Today we must ask ourselves to whom shall we look for our example, motivation and enabling grace for expressing authentic love?
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:9-13
True love responds to needs. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. In these days when we have so much social help available — unemployment insurance, Social Security, welfare, Medicare, etc. — we tend to forget that there are still human needs and that we have a responsibility to meet them. We need to be reminded that people are still hurting and that it is a direct responsibility of Christians to care for one another's needs.
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
A Prayer for Today
Lord, thank you for how you have loved me, and I ask that you teach me to love my brothers and sisters in Christ in the same way.
Are you ready to receive God’s forgiveness and start a new life with Christ?
God promised that for those who believe in Jesus, there is no condemnation. He sent Jesus to save you from your sin. His death on the cross paid for every wrong you’ve ever done or will do. And by sacrificing himself for your sins and giving you his righteousness, Jesus made it possible for you to have a relationship with God the Father.
The good news doesn’t stop there. God also raised Jesus from the dead, proving his power over sin and death. And that makes it possible for you to spend eternity with him in heaven.
If you’re ready to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, start by praying this simple prayer: “Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is your Son. I believe that he died for my sins and that you raised him to life. I want to trust him as my Savior and follow him as Lord from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
If you just prayed to accept Jesus, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know about it. I’d like to send you some free materials to help you start your journey with Jesus.
Enhance each day with these verses from the Bible, reflections from Hope 1 Ministries and prayer. You will find the strength, peace, and comfort you need to strengthen your walk with Christ. DAILY DEVOTION – HOPE4ME (hope14me.org)The Word of God is like a lamp that provides light in a darkened room. When its truths are embraced, it shines light into every sphere of life, bringing understanding and enlightenment and eradicating the ignorance that governs darkened minds. The Scriptures are God’s lamp to give continuous light to a people or society that would lie in darkness if the source of that light was removed. Only the light of God’s Word drives away spiritual darkness — which is why demonic forces hate the Light and the Light-bearers! We invite you to join us for this week’s devotional as we dive into God’s Word together and learn how to live victoriously for him! DAILY DEVOTION – HOPE4ME (hope14me.org)
Be Kind and Compassionate
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. — Romans 12:9