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Bible Reading - Romans 13

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Romans 13

Bible Reading
Focal VerseFor the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (‭Romans‬ ‭13‬:‭9‬ ESV)
NotesThe chapter begins with an understanding of God’s sovereignty through the authority over you, even unjust authority. Jesus understood this, 1 and we are to be like Christ. 2 Then, Paul talks about loving one another as the fulfillment of the law. 3

  1. Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.” (‭John‬ ‭19‬:‭11‬ ESV) ↩︎

  2. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. (‭John‬ ‭13‬:‭16‬ ESV) ↩︎

  3. And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭22‬:‭37-40‬ ESV) ↩︎