How we live, interact and move in our community and neighborhoods is very important. People are watching and listening to you and you might not ever realize it. What type of influence do you have? When people see you, what do they see. Do They see a person that spreads lies about other people or flirts with another man's wife. How does that make your neighborhood a better place?
Romans 13:9 teaches that if we are full of love, we can not lie to our brothers , sisters, neighbors or anyone! Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour (Exodus 20:16). Now this doesn't just mean don’t lie in court. We are talking about any type of lie.. And let's be real, we all have done it. If you say you haven't, you are doing it right now. At some point in our life we have all…
Nowadays lying is so common we are surrounded by it. It’s expected and accepted. Lying destroys communities, family's, friendships, schools and more.
There are several kinds of lies we need to guard against.
Something else love does not allow is covetousness. This one is a hard one because it’s so easy to do. Covetousness is a desire or thought that lust or craves for something that belongs to someone else. You want what they got. You want the power he had. You want the wife he has.You want something that isn't yours and you want it so bad that it eats at your heart. And this can lead to other problems and sins.
Yahweh would like for us to live comfortably and safely without the fear that we or our family would be harmed because someone wants what we have. In Romans 13:9 Yahweh is teaching us that we are not to covet what our neighbors have, It’s evil and can destroy. Note a breakdown of Exodus 20:17 teaches us to never covet your neighbors…
When you are full of love you will not covet what your neighbor has. No sir. You will focus on blessing them and build them up. And Yahweh will bless you and build you up
Romans 13:10 teaches us that when we are full of love, we will not hurt our neighbor. Now when we talk about hurt and harm, we are not not just talking about physical harm. You can also wish harm or evil on a person. But when you are full of love, you work good, not evil.
There is a certain way Yahweh wants us to interact with the people we live near and…Continue
Let me be 100 percent real with you. This one was hard to write. I’m a person that struggles with trusting our government in general. When it comes to government I think more like Malcolm X then Martin Luther King. I definitely have issues with our current president.
So what is a…Continue