Sometime He just makes it so easy to understand. And on those days, I am exceptionally thankful. You know what I mean? It’s like sometimes when I read Scripture, I’m just a little confused. Things don’t easily make sense to me, and I have to dig deep and search hard to understand the precious little nuggets of truth and inspiration in the pages of His Word.
But then there are other times. Other times finding a good nugget is more like when you were a kid and your parents took you “panning for gold” in one of those tourist places where you are guaranteed a treasure every time. Today was one of those days.
It was one of those days when I opened “Old Blue” and simple nuggets of truth seemed to spill from the pages–simple instructions for living in love. Simple instructions that are too easy to miss or misunderstand. Simple instructions that when lived out can make us truly rich.
Simple nuggets of truth that could change the world (or at least change me):
Hate what evil.
Cling to what is good.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.
Share with God’s people who are in need.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Rejoice with those who rejoice.
Mourn with those who mourn.
Live in harmony with one another.
Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.
Do not be conceited.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil.
Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Do not take revenge, but leave room for God’s wrath.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.—Romans 12:9-21
Word Up Wednesday! Spend your treasure wisely!