READ
Romans 13:8-14

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

THINK
  • What do the instructions Paul gives have in common?
  • How is the law fulfilled by love?
  • What makes love bigger than the law?
  • What are some situations where I need to choose love over the deeds of darkness?
     
 
PRAY
  • Ask God to help you live by love and not in darkness
  • Pray for the St Matthew’s leadership team
     
PRACTISE
Today’s article comes from Crossway: How Suffering Reveals Your True Self. Paul Tripp looks at how our true character comes out when we’re under pressure; when we’re suffering.

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LISTEN
Today’s podcast, “What Are God’s Purposes In Recession?”, is from Ask Pastor John. We are staring down the barrel of a global economic recession because of lockdown. People we know have lost jobs, many more are losing them world wide. What is God doing?

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