Passionate Week

 

Women of the Light

In the church world of Christianity yesterday began what is called Passion Week. It is a time set aside to reflect on Jesus’ last days on this earth as a man. I would like you to join me in a little assignment this week. ( I know once a teacher always a teacher) 🙂 Reading my devotional for Lent today I was directed to Romans 12:9-21.  Paul expresses a clear picture of what Christian love is supposed to look like. In these verses the life of Jesus is revealed. Jesus lived these verses.  We are encouraged to go and to do likewise.  Warning…only read one or two verses a day. You might need to pause and think about each one and take a personal inventory this week. Be Passionate about it!  Resurrection Day will be all the more sweet!

No commentary needed. The Word will speak for its self, So here we go…

Romans 12:9-21New International Version (NIV)Love in Action 

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.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

 Live in harmony with one another.

Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.

Do not be conceited.  

Do not repay anyone evil for evil.

Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

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

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.  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.”
do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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