October 09, 2021

John Wesley on Romans 12

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality."

Romans 12: 9 - 13

Today we're highlighting Romans 12:9-13 and a prayer from John Wesley.

As sojourners in a foreign land, it can be difficult to engage with hostile non-believers, or even self-professed believers who believe in some very "unique" teachings. Yet at the same time we are called to be humble and are reminded that the knowledge that we have is not by our own intellect or skill, but solely revealed to us by the Spirit.

"Give us true humility of spirit, that we may not think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think. Keep us from being wise in our own conceits. Let our moderation be known to all men. Make us kindly affectioned one to another; to delight in doing good; to show all meekness to all men; to render unto all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor; and to owe no man anything, but to love one another.

Make us so happy that we may be able to love our enemies, to bless those that curse us, to do good to them that hate us; to rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."