The following is the thirty-second weekâ€™s lesson.Â The presence of Christ in the Christian brings the humbly edifying, subordinated, and loving ministry of Christ to the church and the world.Â Join us next week as we consider how to love your fellow man, especially those who are weak (Romans 14).
Flow of thought: 12:1-2â€”â€œHave this mind among youâ€¦appropriate worshipâ€; 12:3-8â€”diverse gifts among Christians; 12:9-13â€”exhortation to love, hope, and charity among Christians;Â 12:14-21â€”deeds of love and kindness rather than revenge; 13:1-7â€”orders in created world and human social orders; 13:8-14â€”daily worship expressed in love for all.
8Â Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9Â For the commandments, â€œYou shall not commit adultery,â€ â€œYou shall not murder,â€ â€œYou shall not steal,â€ â€œYou shall not bear false witness,â€ â€œYou shall not covet,â€ and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, â€œYou shall love your neighbor as yourself.â€ 10Â Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
11Â And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12Â The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13Â Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14Â But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. (NKJV)