Why I Love Scriptures:

I love the Scripture, because it tells me what is required of me. God tells us in His word how we should live, and how we should treat one another. We are also told what is right and what is wrong, so we have no excuses for bad behaviour.

Celebrate with those who celebrate, and weep with those who grieve. 16 Live happily together in a spirit of harmony, and be as mindful of another’s worth as you are your own. Don’t live with a lofty mind-set, thinking you are too important to serve others, but be willing to do menial tasks and identify with those who are humble minded.[f] Don’t be smug or even think for a moment that you know it all.

17 Never hold a grudge or try to get even, but plan your life around the noblest way to benefit others. 18 Do your best to live as everybody’s friend.[g]

19 Beloved, don’t be obsessed with taking revenge, but leave that to God’s righteous justice.[h] For the Scriptures say:

“If you don’t take justice in your own hands,
    I will release justice for you,” says the Lord.[i]

20 And:

If your enemy is hungry, buy him lunch!
    Win him over with kindness.[j]
For your surprising generosity will awaken his conscience,
    and God will reward you with favor.[k]

21 Never let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.[l] Romans 12:15-21

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