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Read Hebrews 13:1-8 and 15-16

Wednesday

Read Hebrews 13:1-8 and 15-16

13 Keep on loving one another as Christians. 2 Remember to welcome strangers in your homes. There were some who did that and welcomed angels without knowing it. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering, as though you were suffering as they are.

4 Marriage is to be honored by all, and husbands and wives must be faithful to each other. God will judge those who are immoral and those who commit adultery.

5 Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.” 6 Let us be bold, then, and say,

“The Lord is my helper,
   I will not be afraid.
What can anyone do to me?”

7 Remember your former leaders, who spoke God's message to you. Think back on how they lived and died, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

15 Let us, then, always offer praise to God as our sacrifice through Jesus, which is the offering presented by lips that confess him as Lord. 16 Do not forget to do good and to help one another, because these are the sacrifices that please God.

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

This passage is dense with advice: Be hospitable, be compassionate, honour your marriage, be satisfied with what you have, be inspired by your 'former leaders' (mentors in the faith).  Do good.  Be helpful.  All of these attitudes require that you seek to serve rather than be served.

Pray

Lord help me to open my heart to you so that I can live in loving relationship.


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