“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” (Romans 12:9-13)
Paul, in his letter to the Romans, wanted to encourage them and remind them of who they were as Christians. They were to be about love, loving one another, loving their enemies. They were to reflect Christ in that. They were also to cling to what was good and run fast away from evil. They could do that through the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of them. He wanted to remind them to be patient, to rejoice, to be consistent in prayer and to care for one another.
These same exhortations are the same for us today as well. We need to show and share Christ’s love with those around us. We need to love one another and love our enemies. We need to cling to what is good. We need to be patient, to rejoice, to be constant in prayer and to care for one another.
This week, let us do just that.