13 Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. 2 Don’t forget to welcome strangers. By doing that, some people have welcomed angels without knowing it. 3 Remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them. And remember those who are treated badly as if you yourselves were suffering. 4 All of you should honor marriage. You should keep the marriage bed pure. God will judge the person who commits adultery. He will judge everyone who commits sexual sins. 5 Don’t be controlled by love for money. Be happy with what you have. God has said, “I will never leave you. I will never desert you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6) 6 So we can say boldly, “The Lord helps me. I will not be afraid. What can a mere man do to me?” (Psalm 118:6,7)
In this passage we as believers are commanded to look to the needs of others, stay pure in marriage, be free from the love of money and be content. We are encouraged to remember what we do have – we have God on our side. It is possible to be content when we meditate on the truth that the King of the Universe has promised Himself to us, bound Himself to us as our provider and protector. When I think about that truth how can I do anything less than honour Him with obedience. I am excited to live His way.
Thank you God that you direct my ways, you fill me with purpose and empower me to live in alignment with you.
Written by Beth Waugh