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Romans 12:14

Nov 18, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 18 November 2013

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Romans 12:14

Paul goes to the words of Jesus today. In Luke 6:27, 28 we read this –

“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.”

This may be one of the most difficult of all of Paul’s admonitions, but it is what we are asked to do.… Read the rest

Romans 12:13

Nov 17, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 17 November 2013

…distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Romans 12:13

Continuing on with his stream of counsel, Paul now mentions “distributing to the needs of the saints.” The word for “distributing” implies “sharing” or “contributing.” The early church as recorded in Acts had all things in common (see Acts 4:32).… Read the rest

Romans 12:12

Nov 16, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 16 November 2013

…rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; Romans 12:12

Continuing on with his list of admonitions for the believer, we are told to be “rejoicing in hope.” Our hope is the “blessed hope” Paul speaks of in Titus 2:13 which says that we should be, “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…” For the believer, this is the coming rapture of the church.… Read the rest

Romans 12:11

Nov 15, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12  //  No Comments

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Friday, 15 November 2013

….not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;  Romans 12:11

The list of admonitions concerning our Christian service continues with “not lagging in diligence.” This is stated in the negative, showing us what not to do. We are then to assume the opposite and to be diligent.… Read the rest

Romans 12:10

Nov 14, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; Romans 12:10

This verse includes continued instruction in our expected duties and relationships as members of the church. Two specific thoughts are included. The first is to “be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love.” Two words based on the thought of personal affection are used.… Read the rest