All We Need…

This morning, I came to a renewed realisation that there’s so much in Romans 12 that we often fail to see… There are three sections in that chapter; first is our commitment of holiness to God, second is our commitment of service to the church (the Body of Christ) and thirdly is our commitment of love to all.

If we do these things and abound, we will enjoy life on earth and make heaven in grand style by God’s grace. Read with me…

Commitment of Holiness to God

Romans 12:1-2

Rom 12:1 – I  appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Rom 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed 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.

 

Commitment of Service to the Church

Romans 12:3-8

Rom 12:3 – 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.

Rom 12:4  – For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,

Rom 12:5  – so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Rom 12:6  – Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;

Rom 12:7  – if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Rom 12:8  – 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.

 

Commitment of Love to All

Romans 12:9-21

Rom 12:9 – Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Rom 12:10 – Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Rom 12:11  – Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Rom 12:12  – Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Rom 12:13  – Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Rom 12:14  – Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Rom 12:15  – Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Rom 12:16  – Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Rom 12:17  – Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Rom 12:18  – If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Rom 12:19  – Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Rom 12:20  – To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Rom 12:21  – Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

This is all we need to please God, serve Christ and enjoy God’s best in this world… and heaven will receive us warmly.

May God’s grace abound to us all in Jesus name.

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.