This week’s passage:
13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 13:9 For the commandments, “Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet,” (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
13:11 And do this because we know the time, that it is already the hour for us to awake from sleep, for our salvation is now nearer than when we became believers. 13:12 The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light. 13:13 Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy. 13:14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.
Love and light were the two major themes this past week.
For my review this week, I’ve decided to choose one verse that applies most to me. I choose verse 8 where it says to owe no one anything but love. I do owe love. I need to be reminded of that. It’s so easy to forget. But if I really adopted the mindset that I have an obligation to others to love them, then it would be life-changing indeed.
Lord, help me develop the mindset of being always indebted and never free from the need to love others and shine your light in this dark world!