Today’s Thought “Keep your life free from … ” (June 06)

Today we read the concluding chapter of the letter to the Hebrews; it starts,

“Let brotherly love continue”.

What things can undermine “brotherly love”? One thing is a breakdown in teamwork between believers in Christ – starting with a lessening of “the weakening of “spirit of Christ” in their hearts (see Romans 8:9-11); we do “not belong to Christ” if we do not have this Spirit! Such may not see themselves as belong to the world – but there is no ‘middle’ way!

How vital is advice we read today in verse 5:

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have …”

We recall the verse in Paul’s 1 Timothy we read last week,

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith …” (6:10).

What do many, indeed most, in the world, “love” today? Money is also a means of acquiring or experiencing the things that they love.

David’s words in Psalm 119 contain a wonderfully positive prayer, we should all echo.

“Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways” (verses 36,37).

These words are in total contrast to the spirit that constantly surrounds us!


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Preceding

The post-Christian world

Looking on what is going on and not being of it

Today’s thought “Sun, moon and stars” (January 22)

Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06)

Bad company ruins good morals

If we endure …

Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #4 Transitoriness #2 Purity

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Additional reading

That brotherly love may continue and have people join hands

Beware that you do not fall or be carried away by false teachings

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