"Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies." Hebrews 13:1-3
- on this particular verse i have a comment (or two...forgive me!) my pastor recently preached on this passage. his point, rather God's point, to quote him "It's not about how to go to church but how to do church." so true.
"'I am who I am' say this to the people of Israel: yaweh, the God of your ancestors, -- the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob -- has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations." Exodus 4"14, 15
"You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt you! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever!" Psalm 118: 28,29
- perhaps i am being taught a lesson in the endurance of the Lord. a lesson in His unchanging nature, regardless of my changing nature. He is the same always.
- this last one is from the study i am doing in John during my morning devotions. i love the way Kathleen, the author of the study references this verse: "Jesus said outrageously true things in order to shine light on people. We keep them to ourselves in order to avoid problems or criticism or misunderstandings. Do we want to be a light or not? Do we want to be well-liked, popular? It won't work. They hated Jesus...they are going to hate us. Get past it."
so. ruffle away i will.