Tuesday, July 24
Romans 13:8, “Owe nothing to anyone – except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.”
“Loving one another should be at the center of all your interactions.”
What are the different rules you have in your house? Maybe everyone has to clean up their own plate after dinner or take their shoes off before walking through the house. Rules help keep order by showing us the right path to walk. God gave us the Bible, his guidelines to life, and it tells us the greatest oath to walk is love.
Think about the people you love. Would you want to steal from them or say false things about them? Would you want to hurt or betray them? Of course not! God wants us to think that way with everyone we encounter. This does not mean you have to like or be best friends with everyone, but you can still show them love in how you talk to them and respond to them. If everyone treated each other with love, then there would be a lot less hurt and heartache in the world.
As you go about your day, ask yourself “How can I show love to this person?” Then, go and do it! Make an effort to extend love to at least one person through an action that you make today.
God, thank you for loving me no matter what I do. Help me to show love to the people around me and through the decisions I make today. Amen.