I have been really studying the book of Romans and just want to share what my Bible Study Team at Proverbs 31 Ministries helped me learn today.
We are called to love one another, (John 15:12), welcome one another (Romans 15:7), instruct one another (Romans 15:14), comfort one another (2 Corinthians 13:12), serve one another (Galatians 5:13), bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), be kind, tender hearted and forgiving to one another (Ephesians 4:32), encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 4:18), exhort one another (Hebrews 3:13), stir one another up to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24), confess our sins to one another (James 5:16), and show hospitality without grumbling to one another (1 Peter 4:9).
The above list is not exhaustive and do you know who left Heaven and entered time and space to show us how to do all of this? Jesus!
Father God, You do not ask me to do anything in my own strength. Thank You for the Holy Spirit living inside of me. Change me daily, Lord for Your glory. I know that You will make all things right in Your perfect time. Lord, in 49 years, I have never seen the world in such turmoil and so divided even within the church. I know that none of this murder and maliciousness takes Abba, Father by surprise. It shows me how I have failed. I think we the church have failed. There is a church on at least every corner where I live. May we, Your Bride, not blend in with the world. As we face challenges, may we do so in Your Strength, Power, Love, Humility, and yes, Boldness. May there be less of me and my brothers and sisters in Christ and more of You, In Jesus’ Precious and Holy Name, Amen.