HomeWord - March 17, 2014

 Sometimes It Is Not Easy

This devotional was written by Jim Burns

Love one another with brotherly affection; out do one another in showing honor. — Romans 12:10 RSV

No one ever said that living the Christian life would be easy. The following words help give us perspective.

IT IS NOT EASY

To apologize

To start over

To take advice

To be unselfish

To admit error

To face a sneer

To be charitable

To keep trying

To be considerate

To avoid mistakes

To endure success

To profit by mistakes

To forgive and forget

To think and then act

To keep out of a rut

To make the best of little

To subdue an unruly temper

To shoulder a deserved blame

BUT IT ALWAYS PAYS OFF

GOING DEEPER:

1. What makes it difficult for you to live out Romans 12:10 in your life? Which item on the list found in today's thought is most difficult for you to do?

2. What would be the pay off if you did live out Romans 12:10 today?

FURTHER READING:

Hebrews 13:1Philippians 2:3

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