Romans 12 - Now What?
How can you know what God's will is for you?
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Romans 12 (ESV)
1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers,
by the mercies of God,
as a living sacrifice,
and acceptable to God,
which is your spiritual worship.
to this world,
by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing
you may discern
what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect.
3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you
not to think of himself
more highly than he ought to think,
but to think with sober judgment,
each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
4 For as in one body
we have many members,
and the members do not all have the same function,
5 so we,
one body in Christ,
and individually members one of another.
6 Having gifts
that differ according to the grace given to us,
let us use them:
if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
7 if service, in our serving;
the one who teaches, in his teaching;
8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation;
the one who contributes, in generosity;
the one who leads, with zeal;
the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be genuine.
Abhor what is evil;
hold fast to what is good.
10 Love one another with brotherly affection.
Outdo one another in showing honor.
11 Do not be slothful in zeal,
be fervent in spirit,
serve the Lord.
12 Rejoice in hope,
be patient in tribulation,
be constant in prayer.
13 Contribute to the needs of the saints
and seek to show hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you;
and do not curse them.
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice,
weep with those who weep.
16 Live in harmony with one another.
but associate with the lowly.
Never be wise in your own sight.
17 Repay no one evil for evil,
but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
18 If possible,
so far as it depends on you,
live peaceably with all.
never avenge yourselves,
but leave it to the wrath of God,