Monday, October 03, 2005

Love

Romans 12:9-21

9. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

10. Be devoted to one another in brotherly 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.

13. Share with God'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. [c] Do not be conceited.

17. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.

18. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

19. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," [d] 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." [e]

21. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Footnotes:

[c] Romans 12:16 Or willing to do menial work
[d] Romans 12:19 Deut. 32:35
[e] Romans 12:20 Prov. 25:21,22

God Bless You & Yours -
Countess

2 Comments:

At 10:34 PM, Blogger ~go veg said...

Hey Countess....I love your blog. Very cool background too :-)

 
At 3:11 PM, Blogger texasbunch said...

Hello again Countess!
St. John 15 : 12-17

This is my commandment,that ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Ye are my friends,if ye do whatso-everI command you.
Henceforth I call you not servents;for the servent knoweth not what his loard doeth; but I have called you friends; for all things I have heard of my Father I have made known to you.
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatso-ever ye shall ask of the father in my name,he may give it you.
These things I command you, that ye love one another.

 

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