Personal Devotions – Romans 13:8-14

Love, for the Day is Near

8Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. 9The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,”[a] and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 10Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.11And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.[c]

Meditating on this today.

Prayer

Lord you know my struggles, you know my issues.  Please help me to focus on putting on Christ and on awaking from slumber, because the day is almost here.  Thank you for speaking to me through your word today.

AMEN

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2 Responses

  1. This touched me. It both inspired and convicted. Thank you so much.

    • God is good, isn’t he? Keep being open to hear his voice!

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