I've been convicted about something lately.
Okay, well, many somethings, but I'm only going to talk about the one.
We've been going through Romans lately at church, and yesterday in Sunday School, someone taught on accountability. This wasn't the aim of his lesson, but I think it's a good application.
He asked somebody to read part of Romans 12, and as they were, I saw this section:
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
Nope. Not convicting at all. . .
But here's the big part: "Give preference to one another in honor" (emphasis mine).
Not just "give preference".
"Give preference in honor".
You know what that really means?
It means don't roll your eyes when you let them pick the TV show that night.
Don't mutter under your breath when you clean up behind them.
It generally means don't be spiteful when you let somebody have their way.
Now, I do have to point out that "turning the other cheek" does not mean you have to be a door mat.
Because it doesn't.
But the point still stands.
. . . And the point still pricks. . .