Monday, December 22, 2008

Romans 12

9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore

“ If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


Thankful Paul said...


Melanie said...

Wonderful verses and good reminders!

Jnette said...

Here is Romans 12 again. I've been reading this for a few days now. I had talked to my Pastor about some things in my life and he directed me to Romans 12:9-21. A friend talked about this out of the blue concerning something else, read it in Respectable Sins (by Jerry Bridges) 2 nights ago, then, my ABF (like Sunday School class) talked about this today, and now I see it again. I will be asking the Lord later about this and will definitely be reading and studying it as well.
Thank you for your gracious words on my blog, it was truly encouraging!