Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Devotions: Brotherly Love

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;

Romans 12:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

This command is in the middle of an exhortation (encouragement) to pursue godliness, and in it Paul lays out how to do that. We should be devoted to fellow believers through genuine love, the same love we feel for our family members. We should put others above ourselves, giving them honor rather than seeking it for ourselves. This kind of love requires humility, not putting ourselves down, but not thinking of ourselves at all. As you go through the day, stop yourself every time you start thinking about yourself. Instead make yourself think about others, how you could serve them, love them, honor them. With Father’s Day just around the corner that is a good place to start. Actively seek to honor and serve your father and any other father in you acquaintance. Devote yourself to those in your church. See what a difference that makes, in you and them.

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