Romans 15:5 (ESV) May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus.
I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was. For years, my neighbor and I didn't see eye to eye. When we first moved into the neighborhood, we were friends but sadly things turned sour. Today’s verse speaks about God granting us endurance and encouragement for living in harmony. One day, my neighbor needed help. I could have walked away, but knowing Christ means to share His love through action and not just words, I helped him. I put our disagreements aside. We could fight another day. Shortly after, things begin to change. A simple wave, a shovel of a driveway. Finally, a conversation with a friendly tone. Don't give up on what God is doing. Even with our enemies, it may just happen. Be encouraged to keep on keeping on for Christ! He will amaze you!!
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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