June 13 - Romans 12.9-21
9Love must be completely sincere. Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good.
11Work hard and do not be lazy. Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion.
12Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.
13Share your belongings with your needy fellow Christians, and open your homes to strangers.
14Ask God to bless those who persecute you--yes, ask him to bless, not to curse. 15Be happy with those who are happy, weep with those who weep. 16Have the same concern for everyone. Do not be proud, but accept humble duties. Do not think of yourselves as wise.
17If someone has done you wrong, do not repay him with a wrong. Try to do what everyone considers to be good. 18Do everything possible on your part to live in peace with everybody. 19Never take revenge, my friends, but instead let God's anger do it. For the scripture says, "I will take revenge, I will pay back, says the Lord." 20Instead, as the scripture says: "If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink; for by doing this you will make them burn with shame." 21Do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good.
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