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This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. – John 15:12 KJV
The test that we are a true Christian is not that we are following the “right” doctrines, but that we can love one another in the same way that Christ loves us. His love does not condemn others for not following the “true” rules and regulations that so many churches incorporate into their subcultures.
Love is patient. Love is kind. When we find ourselves wanting to correct someone else besides we think he or she does understand our “truth,” we must remember that Jesus is patient with us. He always answers our questions. He does not always give us the answer we were expecting to hear, but He is always true, right, and fair. His love for us transcends anything else in this world. Amen.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21 NIV
The Lord created the ten commandments for a reason. He was not just giving His people a list of rules to follow. He was providing His people with a set of values that would strengthen their relationships. For example, honoring our fathers and mothers acknowledges the work they have done to raise us well.
By following the Lord’s commandments, we are not better than others, for all have sinned. But by learning to love God’s commandments, we become more kind, patient, and accepting towards others. Nobody is perfect. We can remember that we are all still learning, and our Heavenly Father is very patient with us. Amen.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage; rather, He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. – Philippians 2:5-7 NIV
We are God’s servants, so our reward is in heaven. Although success and money here on earth may seem important by the world’s standards, riches do not buy happiness. The Lord knows that we need things, and He always provides them, but the key to abundance is listening to His voice. He is the Good Shepherd. He is also the best business partner we could have, so whenever we need coaching or advice, He is there to guide us.
Although much of the Bible was passed down to us by oral tradition, God literally wrote down the ten commandments for us in stone so that we would remember them and follow them. The Lord’s laws are the gold standard for business. When we speak the truth in our businesses, our honesty will attract the right clients and students. Amen.