May 12, 2020
Today’s reading Romans 12
Romans 12:9-16 KJV
 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;
As we continue our look through Romans 12 and focusing on relationships, we see the emphasis from Paul on the attitude of the Christian. My dad used to tell me when I’d get the wrong attitude about something that I needed an attitude adjustment, I think that simply means to put things in perspective, and he had an effective way of adjusting my attitude. Paul has been talking about spiritual gifts, and we see it’s possible to use a spiritual gift and do it in an unspiritual way. Paul makes mention of this again in the great “love chapter” 1 Corinthians 13. Warren Wiersbe said “love is the circulatory system of the spiritual body, which enables all the members to function in a healthy, harmonious way.” Paul tells us our love should be without hypocrisy (vs 9) that our love should come with humility (vs 10) we should treat others even strangers better than ourselves. I think if we are honest with the Lord and with ourselves we could all use a little bit of an attitude adjustment in the area of how we love people. The simple evaluation today would be “is my love for people an honest love, without hypocrisy, is my love a love a humble love without the presence of pride?” I know there are numerous examples of love in Gods Word but the Bible story that came to mind was the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) there are so many principles to talk about in that story but the one that always stands out to me is verse 33 where it says that “he saw him, and had compassion on him” the two religious men saw the man beaten and lying by the road but only the Samaritan saw, and was moved by love to help. Like the Samaritan let’s see the opportunities to love people everyday.