16 April 2021

Friday's Word, 16 APR 21

 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8 (King James Version)

Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. The law code—don’t sleep with another person’s spouse, don’t take someone’s life, don’t take what isn’t yours, don’t always be wanting what you don’t have, and any other “don’t” you can think of—finally adds up to this: Love other people as well as you do yourself. You can’t go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love.

Romans 13:8 (The Message)


Ed Bonderenka said...

I heard a preacher asked once of the congregation how many people believed the word of God?
How many were looking forward to the Rapture?
Then he asked how many people promised to stick and pay a 30 year mortgage?
I think they would have picked up rocks and stoned him.

Rev. Paul said...

Said preacher is lucky to live in the, ahem, modern era. Having said that, he was also wrong.

We're not abandoning the planet; just going out for dinner, after all.

LindaG said...


Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Reverend, it strikes me as odd that so many Christians claim to love the Word of God and The Bible, yet somehow seem to divorce themselves from the financial advice it offers. I would propose that had the church actually followed the Word of God in these matters, the world - or maybe just our country - would appear a great deal different.

Rev. Paul said...

TB, it's fair to say that many Christians have never read the Bible, and are utterly unaware that it's chock full of financial advice. They pay no more attention to that, than they do anything else it says.

"Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter." (Matt. 7:21)