Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
June 7 Scripture Selection: Romans 16
Food for Thought: Rom. 16:1-16
This is beautiful! This is a kind of “snap shot” of the co-laborers of Paul’s day. This chapter actually greatly resembles e-mails that we send back and forth to the members of churches we oversee and conversations we have by phone with them. There is a great amount of attention given to greeting people and appreciating the ones who have devoted so much time, effort and even finances to the cause of Christ. And, as found in verse 16, we ask that they greet each other with “a holy kiss” and lots of hugs on our behalf. It’s the closest thing to embracing our brothers and sisters in Christ as we can get when distance separates us.
If you were to write an epistle to a congregation, would you be able to fill in the blanks with the names of modern-day co-laborers in Christ? Have you formed strong bonds with people who have devoted their lives to one another and to the Lord? If not, maybe you need a stronger relationship with the brothers and sisters in Christ who are serving in love in so many ways. Perhaps you just haven’t noticed them. Take the time to identify who they are and let them know you appreciate them. It truly is a beautiful thing.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):