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Romans 12 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. 17-19 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. Love – verses 9, 10: “Let love be without … 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. “I’ll take care of it.”. 12 Therefore, I urge you,(A) brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B) holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. (T) 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,(U) serving the Lord. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Keep a smile on your face. So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. No, God brings it all to you. Those who enter into Christ's being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. 11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. c 12:3a Or Because of the grace; compare 1:5. d 12:3b Or by the faith God has given you; or by the standard of our God-given faith. EXEGESIS: ROMANS 12:1-2. Guiding Principles for the Christian Life – Romans 12:9-21. 9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”. 4-6 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. 1–2 12 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Romans 12 The Transforming Power of the Gospel 1 Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? 14-16 Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. You’ll be changed from the inside out. 1 Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable (Greek: euareston—well-pleasing) to God, which is your spiritual (Greek: logiken—rational, genuine, true) service (Greek: latreian—service). Romans 12 New International Version << Romans 11 | Romans 12 | Romans 13 >> Exhortations for Christian Living. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? ... Hebrew Names Version ARRAY(0x55f0b7476518) International Standard Version ARRAY(0x55f0b7476338) King James Version (1611) ARRAY(0x55f0b74705b0) The Amplified Bible Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. Romans 12 The Message (MSG) Place Your Life Before God 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. (AB) 16 Live in harmony with one another. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 8 1 With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Hopeful, and hence rejoicing in the prospect. 3 For , being ignorant of d the righteousness of God , and seeking to establish their own , they did not submit to God’s righteousness . Romans 12:1 Context. 2 For I bear them witness that b they have a zeal for God , c but not according to knowledge . Instead, fix your attention on God. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 1-2 Be sure to welcome our friend Phoebe in the way of the Master, with all the generous hospitality we Christians are famous for. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Embracing what God does for you is … Patient in tribulation. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 3 I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. The Message Romans 12:20. (Y) Practice hospitality. 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), Sign up for these short lessons that answer basic questions about the Bible, The Essential Evangelical Parallel Bible (NKJV/ESV/NLT/, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Large Print: for Study and Comparison, Imitation Leather, Brown, The Message, Ministry Edition: The Bible in Contemporary Language, The Message Large-Print Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, green. Keep a smile on your face. 20-21 Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. (AE) Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Romans 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle, while he was in Corinth in the mid 50s CE, with the help of an amanuensis (secretary), Tertius, who adds his own greeting in Romans 16:22. Romans 12:1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life--your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life--and place it before God as an offering. Romans 12 King James Version << Romans 11 | Romans 12 | Romans 13 >> Exhortations for Christian Living. Romans 12:2 2 Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. I encourage you to … 9 Love must be sincere. Commentary on Romans 12:3-8 (Read Romans 12:3-8) Pride is a sin in us by nature; we need to be cautioned and armed against it. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. Place Your Life Before God 1-2So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 12:1-2. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. I heartily endorse both her and her work. (R) 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. (Q) Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. 6-8 If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and … Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? 4-6 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. 9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. g 12:19 Deut 32:35. h 12… Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Romans 12 Place Your Life Before God 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. (S) Honor one another above yourselves. "Praying always and fainting not" (Lu 18:1). Romans 12: So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. By the mercies of God reminds us that we do this because of the mercy shown to us by God (described well in Romans 1-11), and that we are only able to offer ourselves to God as He works His mercy in us. Patience implies steadfastness. You'll be changed from the inside out. The Message Romans 12:2. Continuing instant in prayer. So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. 12 Be joyful in hope,(V) patient in affliction,(W) faithful in prayer. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. 3 For by the grace given me(H) I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. All the saints make up one body in Christ, who is the Head of the body, and the common Centre of their unity. 12 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. Instead, fix your attention on God. Chapter 12. "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] … Romans 12:1-2-1-2 MSG So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. (E) Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(F)—his good, pleasing(G) and perfect will. Patient in sorrow, suffering and persecution. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? 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