03 Nov Romans 13:8-14

Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. 12The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.

Would a series of devotionals on stewardship be complete without speaking of the debt that is ours to love one another? Christians owe mutual love to each other. According to the Scriptures, love is not an option, but an obligation. Love is a choice to behave in a certain way, not because of romantic, sentimental, or sexual feelings, but because it is right and God commands it. If we are going to love, we will refuse the acts of adultery, murder, stealing, bearing false witness, and coveting, because these show lack of restraint and discipline; self-respect and Biblical self-love. Love straightens out inter-personal relationships. These truths may help. *Your home is in Heaven, that should affect your lifestyle on earth. *Put aside the deeds of darkness, especially the secret ones that are residing in your heart. *Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ. We must take up the interests of Jesus; enter His views; and be wholly on His side, imitating Him in all things.