Week of December 9, 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
“For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
Romans 13:9-10 NKJV
“For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.” These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.”
Romans 13:9-10 NLT
“The commandments, “Y OU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and any other commandment are summed up in this statement: “Y OU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor [it never hurts anyone]. Therefore [unselfish] love is the fulfillment of the Law.”
ROMANS 13:9-10 AMP
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things - for love. Father, thank you for your love that bears all things, that created your child, and that sacrificed life so that we could live. Father, thank you for teaching us by example, that love is the greatest gift of all. Father, help each of us to put aside selfishness and discontent, so that we can embrace all that you give us daily - love, mercy, and grace - so that we can do the same to others. Love one another. In Jesus’ name we pray and shout praises. Amen.
One More Thing...
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT
Bless His Holy Name (Bless the Lord Oh My Soul)
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
“For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”
Romans 14:8-10 NKJV
“If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead. So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.”
Romans 14:8-10 NLT
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things. Father, forgive us (me) for being always judgemental of others. Forgive us for believing that our way is the only way. Remind us, Lord, that our lives and our relationships should honor you. Help us to lift each other up to your glory and to stop looking down on each other. Show us. Teach us. And remind us that love is the most powerful equalizer. In Jesus’ name we pray and celebrate revelation. Amen and thank You.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
“For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.”
Romans 14:18-19 NKJV
“If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.”
Romans 14:18-19 NLT
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things. Thank you for teaching us that we are to serve you and not antagonize each other over our differences. Thank you for reminding us that we are to seek peace with each other and we are to build each other up. Help us, daily, to choose peace, release selfishness, and seek the best for each other. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
“Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 15:5-6 NKJV
“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 15:5-6 NLT
Heavenly Father, thank you for all things. Father, help us to be on one accord, as we seek peace, change, and growth in our homes and families, church families, and in our work relationships. We desire to move forward in each of these relationships, but we cannot without your guidance and your love. Help us to join together, to see the prosperity and the promise fulfilled when we work together. Thank you, Father, for seeing and answering the desires of our heart. In Jesus’ name we pray and praise. Amen.
Friday, December 14, 2018
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”
Romans 15:4 NKJV
“Such things were written in the scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.”
Romans 15:4 NLT
The Scripture is the Prayer:
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:13 NLT
“And now may God, who gives us his peace, be with you all. Amen.”
Romans 15:33 NLT
Father, thank you for your Word that not only teaches and comforts us, but prays with us also. My God you are awesome. In Jesus' name we pray and receive your Glory. Amen.