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Walking With Others

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WalterandDebbie, Jun 26, 2022.

  1. WalterandDebbie

    WalterandDebbie Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Sunday 6-26-22 1st. Day Of The Weekly Cycle, Sivan 26, 5782 6th. Summer Day

    Walking with Others

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    Romans 13:8–14 | Bible in a Year: Job 5–7; Acts 8:1–25

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    Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another. Romans 13:8

    Billy, a loving and loyal dog, became an internet star in 2020. His owner, Russell, had broken his ankle and was using crutches to walk. Soon the dog also began to hobble when walking with his owner. Concerned, Russell took Billy to the vet, who said there was nothing wrong with him! He ran freely when he was by himself.

    Turned out that the dog faked a limp when he walked with his owner. That’s what you call trying to truly identify with someone’s pain!
    Coming alongside others is forefront in the apostle Paul’s instructions to the church in Rome. He summed up the last five of the Ten Commandments in this way: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Romans 13:9). We can see the importance of walking with others in verse 8 as well: “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another.”

    Author Jenny Albers advises: “When someone is broken, don’t try to fix them. (You can’t.) When someone is hurting, don’t attempt to take away their pain. (You can’t.) Instead, love them by walking beside them in the hurt. (You can.) Because sometimes what people need is simply to know they aren’t alone.”

    Because Jesus, our Savior, walks alongside us through all our hurt and pain, we know what it means to walk with others.
    Who needs you to come alongside them this week? In what way might God want you to do that?
    Open my eyes, God, to the needs of people around me. Help me to be a loving friend.
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    We tend to think of the law as restrictive, but Paul took a thoroughly positive approach by saying, “Love is the fulfillment of the law” (Romans 13:10). If we’re truly loving our neighbor, we won’t commit the sins he lists here: adultery, murder, theft, coveting (v. 9). Perhaps most interesting among these prohibitions is the easily overlooked sin of coveting. Desiring what others have can lead us to all kinds of unloving thoughts, which left unchecked will result in unloving actions.

    Notably, in this passage Paul echoed what Jesus said when a legal expert asked Him, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:36–37), and then noted that the second greatest commandment is to “love your neighbor as yourself” (v. 39).
    By Anne Cetas|June 26th, 2022

    Love For Others Romans Thirteen:8-14

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

    9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

    10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

    11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

    12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

    13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

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    Love, Walter and Debbie
     
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    shortangel Well-Known Member

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    good points here, very insightful, thank you for shareing
     
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    Heart2Soul Spiritual Warrior Staff Member

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    Amen! We need to hear this everyday as a reminder to keep our hearts in the right place towards others.
    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    WalterandDebbie Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Amen!
     
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    WalterandDebbie Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Knitted together in love.

    Love, Walter and Debbie
     
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