Wednesday, August 12, 2009

wonderful nuggets of wisdom! free for the taking! and i ignore it...

a very dear friend directed me to romans 12 yesterday. but my lack of humility caused me to ignore it. that sounds like im putting the blame on someone else. let me try again: i didnt read it because im dumb. this morning, oh around 5:45 a.m.!!! i get a text from another dear friend reading: romans good!! however, the early morning hour + my lack of sleep due to an attempt at watching the meteor shower caused me to ignore it once more. again with the blame game....well i finally decided to sit down and read it, and let me tell you, i was so blessed/encouraged by this passage that i thought i might share it with you. so here it is. Romans 12:9-21 according to the ESV:

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 doing so you will heap burning coals on his head"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

aaaaahhh!! even as im typing this God is showing me soo much. why do i choose to ignore in the first place? isn't this a wonderful passage? i pray that you may be blessed/encouraged and grow in your own walks from this very passage. what a wonderful nugget of wisdom! 

thank you to dear friend #1 and dear friend #2 who challenge and encourage me to grow. i love you both very much.

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