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Romans 12:19

Nov 23, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.  Romans 12:19

Paul has just written these words to us – “Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.… Read the rest

Romans 12:18

Nov 22, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 22 November 2013

If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Romans 12:18

Unlike other admonitions, Paul begins today with “If it is possible…” This should tell us that this will be a most difficult task to fulfill. A few reasons should be obvious –

1) Not all people want to live peaceably with Christians.… Read the rest

Romans 12:17

Nov 21, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. Romans 12:17

What a difficult thing this verse asks! “Repay no one evil for evil” equates to “turn the other cheek.” For a good analysis of this directly from Jesus, refer to Matthew 5:38-48.… Read the rest

Romans 12:16

Nov 20, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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. Romans 12:16

The first part of this verse has several possible interpretations. One is that we should empathize with one another.… Read the rest

Romans 12:15

Nov 19, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15

This admonition is straight-forward and something anyone can and should both grasp and participate in. Paul gives a life example of this same thought to the Corinthians in his first letter to them –

“And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.Read the rest