Friday, January 6, 2012

Love in Action

 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in 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 the Lord’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. 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.

~ Romans 12:9-21

I was reading my Bible this morning and came across this passage, and I LOVE it, don't you?

I feel like, if everyone did all those things, the world would be perfect.

But then of course, we're incapable of perfection.

None of us could ever do that for every second of our lives, but I think that as Christ-followers we should strive, ever single day, to come as close as possible. I don't think we should use, "Well, too bad, I'm not perfect." as an excuse for not striving every day to live a life that is as close as possible to Jesus'.

I want to live a "Love in Action" kind of life, don't you?


  1. I memorized all of Romans 12 this past Nov and Dec. I love this passage too!

  2. Yes, it's been such an encouragement to me these past few weeks. :)


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