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Read Romans 13:8-14

Read Romans 13:8-14

8 Be under obligation to no one—the only obligation you have is to love one another. Whoever does this has obeyed the Law. 9The commandments, “Do not commit adultery; do not commit murder; do not steal; do not desire what belongs to someone else”—all these, and any others besides, are summed up in the one command, “Love your neighbour as you love yourself.” 10If you love someone, you will never do them wrong; to love, then, is to obey the whole Law.
11 You must do this, because you know that the time has come for you to wake up from your sleep. For the moment when we will be saved is closer now than it was when we first believed. 12The night is nearly over, day is almost here. Let us stop doing the things that belong to the dark, and let us take up weapons for fighting in the light. 13Let us conduct ourselves properly, as people who live in the light of day—no orgies or drunkenness, no immorality or indecency, no fighting or jealousy. 14But take up the weapons of the Lord Jesus Christ, and stop paying attention to your sinful nature and satisfying its desires.


Paul calls us to wake up so that we can start loving our neighbours; because the moment of salvation is at hand.


Lord help me to take up the weapons that you have given me to help me to stop paying attention to my sinful nature and its desires. (Verse 14)

9 13.9 a: Ex 20:14; Dt 5:18
13.9 b: Ex 20:13; Dt 5:17
13.9 c: Ex 20:15; Dt 5:19
13.9 d: Ex 20:17; Dt 5:21
13.9 e: Lv 19:18

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