A Daily Checklist

checklistI recently had to take a close look at Romans 12:9-12 for a Bible study, and I realized that it is a perfect daily checklist for us as Christians. Take a look:

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

St. Paul gives us these guidelines for living the Christian life in response to what Christ has done for us:

  1. Be sincere.
  2. Hate evil.
  3. Cling to good.
  4. Be devoted.
  5. Never lack zeal.
  6. Be joyful in hope.
  7. Be patient in affliction.
  8. Be faithful in prayer.

If you are like me, I have lots of checklists in my life. Some I write down and some I have in my head: chores to do around the house, tasks to accomplish at work, what to buy at the grocery store. But none of these checklists should supersede this checklist from Romans 12. I encourage you to put this checklist on your refrigerator or somewhere you can see it easily as you start your day. Or put it on top of all your other checklists. These eight things are what should have the check marks by them each and every day!

 

 

 

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