Fearless and Friendly in His Word- 1 18-16

Fearless and Friendly in His Word- 1 18-16

 Many people live in fear of what will happen in their lives; they fear death, life and the effects of either will have on their lives.
Because of the fear of loosing people many do not make friends, or give themselves the chance to love others. God’s word tells us we are to love one another, because it is what He would do. We are to love our neighbors as ourselves.

In Romans 13:1-15 there is a lot of wisdom for living in today’s world. It always amazes me when I read a section of the Bible that relates so perfectly to where we are now. For instance; it is Martin Luther King day in the U.S. and people are thinking about brotherly love and treating people right today. In my reading today it tells about living right. Not the way people thing is right, but God says is right.
A child tattled on another child claiming what they said was incorrect about them; my response was to ask them... is it true? If it is then chance the circumstance, if its not true then do not worry what people say because its not about you if its not true. Allow them to be wrong, what is it to you?
God wants us to live for one another being kind to one another not trying to harm or be mean; but not everyone does the right thing. The best we can do is to know that we are doing what God wants for us to be doing and know the truth.

Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience. Romans 13:1-5
Many people will disagree with us in life but when we keep a clear conscience, do what is right in the eyes of God and those laws of our lands then we will be a peace even in the midst of trials. We can’t just do what’s right in our own eyes, because we are a selfish people. Throughout the Old Testament we can read about how the people would follow God for about 20-40 years then go off and do what was right in their own eyes; we need to know God to know what is right. Then we can do what is right in His eyes.  God’s ways are true.

 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:8-9
Think on these things this week, while you go about your daily work, school, cleaning, or whatever you are doing think about what is going on and ask yourself if it is truth? 

Ask yourself if you are doing what Jesus would want you to do and loving your neighbor as yourself? Are you doing what is right in God’s eyes or are you trying to get praise from people around you?
God wants us to love one another as He loves us, that means unconditionally not just if someone is kind back to us. Loving one another is not choosing to be kind to only one type of person, only cheering for your own football team and not encouraging anyone else’s. Loving one another unconditionally means even if they beat your team you be kind to them. That is how Jesus would do it! Encourage someone around you today to do the right thing, to know the truth and walk in it.
Dear Heavenly Father, help us to know Your truth, the real truth. Help us to walk in Your love each day of our lives. Help us to share your love as we love one another as You love us; In Jesus name, amen.
Suggested reading: Romans 13:1-15, Philippians 4:1-23, and Colossians 2:1-23.

Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do. Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority.