Day 66 – Rom. 12

The last five chapters take up different instructions for believers. This chapter tells the believer how he should live, labor and love. For every instruction in the Bible on how to live, there is always a definite doctrine as the foundation for it. The gospel has two sides, the believing side and the behaving side. However, they both go together, because our behavior shows what we believe.
V. 1 A Life devoted to God is the natural life for each believer.
V. 2 We are not to follow the world's talk, habits or customs, but be changed into living for Christ, then we will prove the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. We are not to live just to please ourselves, but the Lord.
V. 3-8 We believers are to be together in one fellowship for we are one "body". Are you living this?
V. 9-21 Love for the believer is genuine love. It learns and draws its strength from God's love in Christ. "Without dissimulation" means "without pretending", "without deceit". How true are these verses of us?