The following is the thirtieth weekâ€™s lesson. Paul continues teaching us how to show our love as people who have received Godâ€™s grace. Join us next week as we consider a Christian’s view of the government (Romans 13).
9Â Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10Â Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11Â not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12Â rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13Â distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
14Â Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15Â Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16Â Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17Â Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18Â If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19Â Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, â€œVengeance is Mine, I will repay,â€ says the Lord. 20Â Therefore
â€œIf your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.â€
21Â Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Paul continues teaching us how to show our love as people who have received Godâ€™s grace.