~ Have Genuine Love ~
Series Note ~ In just the single chapter of Romans 12 the Apostle Paul gave believers a list of 39 things which are part of the Christian life which pleases God. This chapter is crying out saying, “If you name Jesus Christ as your Savior then please act like a Christian!” It is Paul’s “To Do List” for us. The key principle is that while you and I cannot change God’s character (who He really is) we have the clear potential to damage His reputation (what others think He is).
Scripture to Meditate On ~ “Let love be without hypocrisy” (Romans 12:9a).
Comment ~ The Scripture indicates that those around us should be able to tell we are Christians by our love for one another and our fellow mankind.
Related Passages ~ Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you [a very tall order], that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35). “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal” (1 Corinthians 13:1).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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