“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.” – Romans 12:9-13
LIGHT FOR NOW: Walking in love is a proof of living the life of honour.
In the course of our studies, we came to establish that honour displayed fundamentally in our conduct or attitude towards fellow believers is walking in love. Hence, why we’ve said in previous studies that in Paul’s epistles, he admonished believers to walk in love towards one another and we began highlighting a few texts of his (Paul) in the epistle. That said, as we proceed in chapter 5 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church, he emphasizes the importance of walking in love, it reads “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband” (Ephesians 5:1-2, 25, 28, 33). In Paul’s letter to Philemon, he emphasizes same truth; it reads “Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother” (Philemon 1:5 & 7). Apostle John in chapter 4 of his first epistle also taught in regards to this, it reads “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” (1John 4:7-12, 16 & 20). We walk in love. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: We walk in love; acknowledge this.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for your word that has admonished me to walk in love. I declare that I abide by it, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: Your understanding of the subject of honor will be seen in your love walk.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: PHILIPPIANS CHAPTER 1; EVENING: 2 JOHN CHAPTER 1