Loving Kindness

18 12 2013

21909694_sWe are in a series called What is Love Anyway? To read all of this series on love from the beginning, scroll back to The Beatitudes of Love, 11/9/2013. Last time we looked at thelo and today we look at the tenth distinct use of the word Love in the bible, philadelphia, found in Romans 12.

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

Rom 12:10

Philadelphia means love of the brethren; it is a fraternal affection, kindness.

Reading in Hebrews 13, we see this fraternal affection is focused on the body of Christ. In the body of Christ we must allow a special and spiritual

Division Street Antiques 16016 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97236

Division Street Antiques
16016 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97236

affection to exist among the children of God for they are your spiritual brothers and sisters.

It is always amazing when I walk into a small business here in Portland, Oregon and recognize, they are a part of the body of Christ. Most people would begin asking for the best deal, when in fact; I look for something to buy at full price, so I can bless them, for they are my brothers and sisters in Christ.

This Christmas as you go to and fro hunting for the best deals out there, don’t forget to bless those brothers and sisters in Christ, whether they own the local coffee shop, a toy store or the antique shop around the corner!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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