THE NECESSITY OF SAINTS
Brothers, the book of Romans teaches us the Church so very much about how we should walk through this life. I personally draw so much from chapter twelve. I come back to this chapter whenever I fill that I am walking by sight in the flesh and not by the Spirit which we are told to do.
This chapter I believe needs little commentary by me, and I believe that you as a child of God will receive by the Holy Spirit what God would have you to apply to your own life. Please read and re-read as often as you recognize that you have slipped from walking in the Spirit.
January 29, 2016
1 I beseech you
therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a
living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable
2 And be not
conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say,
through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself
more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath
dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4 For as we have
many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5 So we, being
many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then
gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 Or he that
exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he
that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be without
dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one
11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing
instant in prayer;
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to
14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that
16 Be of
the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men
of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest
in the sight of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably
with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather
give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine;
I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst,
give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
God Bless you my brothers. Pray each day that you walk not by your sight, but rather in the Spirit as Jesus intends for His Church to do.
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