19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them accordingly: if [someone has the gift of] prophecy, [let him speak a new message from God to His people] in proportion to the faith possessed; 7 if service, in the act of serving; or he who teaches, in the act of teaching; 8 or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, [d]with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. Instead, fix your attention on God. Statement of Faith | 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty [conceited, self-important, exclusive], but associate with humble people [those with a realistic self-view]. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. A Living Sacrifice. Audio Bible - KJV Bible / Audio Bible / King James Version / Romans / Romans 12; Share Tweet. 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. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good.

You’ll be changed from the inside out. (C) 18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Paul now begins outlining for the believer the practical application of the theological truths taught in chs 1-11. 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Romans 12:8 Or without ulterior motives. Amplified Bible (AMP), But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for by doing this you will heap. All rights reserved. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [c]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 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. 1-2 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. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Copyrights. 12. 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. From the Greek word meaning “metamorphosis.” Refers to the process that leads to an outward, permanent change. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Wordproject® is a registered name of the International Biblical Association, a non-profit organization registered in Macau, China. Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will 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 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. This may refer to an ancient Egyptian custom in which a penitent person carried a bowl of burning embers on his head to show his shame and guilt.

12 [a]Therefore I urge you, [b]brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.