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Real Christian Behavior (Victor Knowles)

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Victor Knowles

Strength for Today

Victor-Knowles-300-240x300Strength for Today is a daily devotional thought penned by Victor Knowles of Peace on Earth Ministries.

I like the way the J. B. Phillips translates Romans 12:9-21.

Let us have real Christian behavior

9 Let us have no imitation Christian love. Let us have a genuine break with evil and a real devotion to good.

10 Let us have real warm affection for one another as between brothers, and a willingness to let the other man have the credit.

11 Let us not allow slackness to spoil our work and let us keep the fires of the spirit burning, as we do our work for God.

12 Base your happiness on your hope in Christ. When trials come endure them patiently, steadfastly maintain the habit of prayer.

13 Give freely to fellow-Christians in want, never grudging a meal or a bed to those who need them.

14 And as for those who try to make your life a misery, bless them. Don’t curse, bless.

15 Share the happiness of those who are happy, the sorrow of those who are sad.

16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t become snobbish but take a real interest in ordinary people. Don’t become set in your own opinions.

17 Don’t pay back a bad turn by a bad turn, to anyone. Don’t say “it doesn’t matter what people think”, but see that your public behavior is above criticism.

18 As far as your responsibility goes, live at peace with everyone.

19 Never take vengeance into your own hands, my dear friends: stand back and let God punish if he will. For it is written: ‘Vengeance is mine. I will repay’.

20-21 … these are God’s words: ‘Therefore if your enemy hungers, feed him; if he thirsts, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head’. Don’t allow yourself to be overpowered with evil. Take the offensive—overpower evil by good!

 

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I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13