Love Others

Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law. Romans 13:10 NLT

Society has a tendency to label others. It starts when children call each other names. Children will do certain things because they are children and need adults to guide them in appropriate behavior. Sometimes, it seems that adults behave worst than children. Acts gives an account of the life of Stephen.  The apostles needed help in ministry so they decided to use some lay men in the church. One of the men selected was Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit.

There were those who wanted to derail the work of the ministry, so they targeted Stephen. When they couldn’t find fault with him, they made up a story. Stephen was arrested and put on trial. After lying witnesses made their accusations, Stephen had the opportunity to respond. He spoke eloquently about their history and God’s work through the ages. Stephen’s words pricked their ears and they dragged him outside the city and stoned him to death.  With his dying breath, Stephen asked God to forgive them. Stephen loved his God and he loved people. Ecclesiastes 12:13 says, “That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.” The love of God in you makes it impossible to harm another.

Thought for Today: Love fulfills Gods law

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory. 

4 thoughts on “Love Others

  1. After reading, I wondered could I, We, survive something like that? Many have an expectation that because we’re “high” off our ministry, or living right, or we pray with passion, or exude great faith around our brothers and sisters that some type of “stoning” would not occur in our lives, but there it is…Stephen was stoned; Christ was hung. As the words of the scrolls unravel and our faith and love is tested through our flesh, this experience with Stephen gives us, Me, cause to pause and ask “are you really ready for what is to come?” If it comes down to it, will I deny Him, or render my physical body to be stoned?

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    1. Yes, Stephen’s faith gave him the strength to stand. If we put our faith in God truly trust Him, we too will have the strength to stand. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.


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