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03 May 2017 OTHERS!
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Romans 12:10  

“Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.”

“Play nice!” How many times have mothers given that admonition to their children? The answer is many times. When she was four or five, our daughter Brenda used to stay with my aunt while my wife, Joyce, worked at the college. Aunt Elva also cared for my cousin’s son, Rowe.

For some reason, when there was an argument between the two cousins, Brenda would bite Rowe. I can remember one afternoon we picked up Brenda and the first words out of her mouth were, “I bite a Rowe!” It took stern measures to solve the problem.

We may not have the habit of physically biting one another, but unfortunately we often fail to show forth a spirit of love for others. In today’s scripture the apostle Paul urges us to show brotherly love to one another. That means a deep and abiding care for the welfare of others. In John chapter 13 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

The question we need to constantly keep in our minds is whether or not we truly care about those around us? Are we willing to let go of the things that are done for our own gratification in order that others will be given priority? What are we doing now that will remain for eternity. I want to do for others!

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil