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Read Romans 12:9-21


Read Romans 12:9-21

9 Love must be completely sincere. Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good. 10Love one another warmly as Christian brothers and sisters, and be eager to show respect for one another. 11Work hard and do not be lazy. Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion. 12Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times. 13Share your belongings with your needy fellow-Christians, and open your homes to strangers.
14 Ask God to bless those who persecute you—yes, ask him to bless, not to curse. 15Be happy with those who are happy, weep with those who weep. 16Have the same concern for everyone. Do not be proud, but accept humble duties.r Do not think of yourselves as wise.
17 If someone has done you wrong, do not repay him with a wrong. Try to do what everyone considers to be good. 18Do everything possible on your part to live in peace with everybody. 19Never take revenge, my friends, but instead let God’s anger do it. For the scripture says, “I will take revenge, I will pay back, says the Lord.” 20Instead, as the scripture says: “If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink; for by doing this you will make them burn with shame.” 21Do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good.

Think

These verses could be summed up with 'do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good.' (Romans 12:21)

Pray

Read Romans 12:9-21 and pray that God would help you to live it.


14  12.14: Mt 5:44; Lk 6:28
16 12.16: Pr 3:7
r accept humble duties; or make friends with humble people.
19 12.19: Dt 32:35
20 12.20: Pr 25:21, 22 (LXX)

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