Showing posts with label Romans 13. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Romans 13. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

All of God's laws in one word

The laws of God clearly say:
Do not be unfaithful to your spouse.
Do not take the life out of anyone.
Steal absolutely nothing.
And never agonize over having
what someone else has!

These commandments
and all of God’s law can be
summed up in one word:
Love.

Care about other people
and their well-being
as much as you care
about your own.

Love
never wrongs anyone
nor wishes them ill.

So if you keep at heart
your own interests
and also your concerns
for other people, then
your love will completely
satisfy God’s law.



To show how the Bible speaks to us today, Romans 13:9-10 has been prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2017, who used scriptures from the many translations found on Bible Gateway.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Obliged to love

Romans 13:8-10

Don’t be obliged
to anyone for anything
except for being
obligated to love.

Whoever loves others
has fulfilled the law!

Consider the commandments:

Do not commit adultery with anyone.
Do not murder anyone.
Do not steal from anyone.
Do not scheme to get
what anyone else has.

See?
The commandments add up to one:

Love anyone as yourself.

Love harms no one!
Therefore, your love fulfills God’s law.


© 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Romans 13 from several of the many translations on Bible Gateway




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