Be Kindly Affectionate to One

Posted on December 1, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Romans 12:10-11, “Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence…”

Unity should be one characteristic of the Church that draws people in. How can we expect people to be drawn to the Gospel of Jesus Christ if it doesn’t appear to make in difference in lives?

A theme verse of mine this week is Romans 12:4-18.  There are a lot of rich practical truths in this section of Scripture. I see twenty practical insights that, if implemented, facilitate unity. I am only pointing out a few so I want to suggest you take a few minutes and read them for your self.

We are encouraged to not lag in diligence. I’m sure there are other applications of this truth but one I think we need to be reminded of is that we need to be women of our word. When we say we are going to do something, let’s do it even when the excitement of the moment has passed.

I have lied to people. It wasn’t my intention to lie to them but I told them I was going to do something that I ended up not doing; so the bottom line is I lied to them. Being women who do not lag in diligence marks us with the character of Jesus Christ and sets us apart from the world. People of integrity, honesty, and reliability are building blocks of a church characterized by unity.

Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and a women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “We only begin to realize the power of the moral law once we see that it comes with a condition and a promise. But God never coerces us. Sometimes we wish He would make us obedient, and at other times we wish He would leave us alone.” – Oswald Chambers

The Daily Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 4 | You can download our 2021 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. -Colossians 3:12-13

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