[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
The second reading extends this vision to how Christians are to live faithfully in the wider world. Christians are to respect the government authorities, trusting that God allows their power despite the fact that they probably are not faithful to God. They are to treat their neighbors with love, respecting them and living peacefully alongside them. And they are to recognize that eventually this broader world will end and a new world -- where everyone is faithful to God -- will begin.
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Romans 10-13 today.