“Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12: 10 (HCSB)
Philostorgos. Family affection. The love that is between a parent and a child.
God says that we are to view each other the way a parent looks at their child – or the child looks at their parent. We are to have the correct attitude toward others as if we are a part of the same loving family. And, as believers we are. The word picture here is that it is to be mutual. I need to love you as if you are my child or parent. You need to love me the same way. Easy? Sure. As completing Calculus in 3 easy lessons.
If it was natural to man to be this way – God wouldn’t need to tell us to do this. It takes work on our part to love each other as family members. Today – see each person that you come in contact with as a family member. Then remember what a mentor of mine used to say – “I’m family – you gotta love me.”
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