Tag: walk in love
Scripture reading for June 10th: Proverbs 14-15, Romans 14
Key Scriptures: Romans 14:15-19 “For is your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.”
Everything we do as believers should be motivated by love. If we have a brother or sister that believes that something we are eating is defiled and harmful, we must be mindful of their beliefs and not cause them to stumble. We should help them to see that God’s kingdom is not based on rules and regulations, but righteousness through faith in Christ Jesus. As we rest in Christ Jesus and His righteousness, we can enjoy peace with God and the joy of sins forgiven.
Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to walk in love towards my brothers and sisters today in all that I do and say. I have kingdom joy and peace today from resting in Jesus Christ for my righteousness.
Proverbs 14:15-16 “The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps. One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.”
Scripture reading for July 23rd: Psalm 37-40, 1st Corinthians 13
Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 13:4-8 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. . . .”
The more excellent way is walking by the Spirit in love. God is love. Paul’s great chapter on the enduring and powerful working of love stands as a beacon for all believers to walk in God’s great love. God has demonstrated His patience, kindness, truth and overcoming love to us through Jesus Christ. We rejoice in this truth and ask God to fill us with His kind and patient love.
Psalm 37:34 “Wait for the Lord and keep His way; and He will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.”
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your kind and patient love expressed to us so generously in Your Son, Jesus Christ. Fill us with this love again today and let it overflow in our souls. Amen.