The widest of all

RE Verse reading–Colossians 3:12-14, Hebrews 13:1-8, 14-16 (day six) “Let mutual love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers. . .remember those in prison. . .let marriage be held in honor. . .keep your lives free from the love of money. . .remember your leaders.”  (13:1-7)  If God is love and God is with us (Immanuel) then the sure sign of both will be the capacity and commitment to love.  Warm, practical and multi-faceted love.  We will love each other within the church.  We will welcome strangers (the word stranger meant a person from a different country or tribe).  We will visit prisoners (continuing to love when it is difficult or inconvenient, remembering people when it would be easy for them to be “out of sight-out of mind” )  We will protect marriage and our hearts from a false love of money.  We will remember our leaders.  1 Corinthians 13 says that love is the “greatest” of all the virtues.  Hebrews 13 says it is also the widest.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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