Romans 13: Will You Put On The Lord?
Verse of the Day: (V14) “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
1. Law (V1-9)
V8 “Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”
God commands His people, the Christians, to submit to the authority and to obey His commandments, namely, to love all, because God appoints the authority, and He loves man and makes man in His image. However, the great challenge will be how we submit to the authority when the leaders force us to deny God. The same great challenge will be how we love those who hurt or harm us. This is where God really tests our faith and trust in Him. It will not be easy but God shall surely provide a way for us when the time comes!
V9 “For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
2. Love (V10-11)
V10 “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”
We will keep God’s commandments when we truly God and people because we will not commit anything that will dishonour God, and hurt or harm others. Indeed, Jesus is coming soon, and let us wake up from our lack of love, and start loving God and people!
V11 “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”
3. Light (V12-14)
V12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”
Again, God reminded the Christians in Apostle Paul’s time and even today, the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the importance of putting on the armour of His light in this dark world. Let us put on the Lord Jesus Christ in our hearts by putting God first, and fleeing from sins and lusts, and He shall grant us the needs and desires of our hearts!
V14 “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to put You in my heart, and love all, and flee from sins.