living this life

The book of Romans is my second favourite in the Bible (second to John) and this morning I read through chapter 12.

Here’s my take on the chapter…

Verse

  1. Live for God
  2. Let God transform the way you think
  3. Be humble before God, recognise that all that you have comes from Him
  4. Everyone has a function in the Kingdom
  5. We are all of Christ’s body, all of us, belonging to and working with one another
  6. Use the gifts He’s given you and allow/encourage others to do likewise
  7. Whatever that gift may be, do it intentionally
  8. Live up to who He has made you to be, using the gifts He’s given you for the body
  9. Love all, abhor evil, cling to goodness
  10. Work together, love one another, encourage each other, serve together, be kind, have affection for one another
  11. Be deliberate about it!
  12. Rejoice in hope, be patient in times of trouble, pray always
  13. look after each other
  14. Bless those who seem to be against you, bless, bless and never curse. Desire their best, as Dad does.
  15. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep – live life together
  16. Associate with humble people, don’t rely on your own opinions, be open to being wrong
  17. Don’t retaliate, rejoice in goodness
  18. Live in peace with everyone
  19. Don’t retaliate, that’s not your job. Your job is to bless.
  20. If your enemy is in need, help him out
  21. Don’t let the evil around you win, but over come it with goodness!

I love this stuff! It’s absolutely perfect.

Basically,

  • Let Dad direct the way you live.
  • Encourage those around you to do the same.
  • Let each one play their part in the kingdom.
  • Love your enemies

Beautiful!!

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