Friday, February 25, 2011

Marks of the True Christian

I told you I'm taking my time through Romans. As in, I'm really asking God to change me, and I'm reading and re-reading passages. I'm listening to God.

This passage (Romans 12:9-21) has rocked me to the core this week:

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Happy weekend, ya'll! I get to see P-Dub tonight, but I'm definitely even more excited about having dinner with a bunch of my friends. Maybe I'll take a picture. These girls are my sisters, and I adore them.


Kelli said...

seriously picturing all your friends and wishing there was a really cheap, fast. flight so I could sit too. i miss you. please take a photo with one empty seat :) or 2 or 3. we all miss you.

Roxanne said...

Kelli, I love reading all your comments to Whit. You are such a sweet friend. I feel like I know you because of Whit, and am so sad we were out of town when you all were here last!