The other day as I was talking over an issue in my home, I found myself saying this verse: “live at peace with everyone”. I had just said it to one of my children, but trust me, I needed to hear it just as much as she did!
After chewing on the verse for a while and reading those that surrounded it, I wrote down an abbreviated version of the chapter. I hope it will be an encouragement to your heart today as we all need these reminders of how to really live out Christ-likeness. I hope some of them will cause you to stop and hang on their truth. I’d love to have these posted somewhere in my home for a quick reminder. They really are “words to live by”.
Romans 12:9-21 (abbreviated)
Hate evil and hold to the good.
Be devoted to one another.
Honor others above yourself.
Serve the Lord enthusiastically.
Share with others.
Bless even those who are unkind to you.
Rejoice with those who rejoice.
Mourn with those who mourn.
Live in harmony with one another.
Don’t be proud or conceited.
Don’t repay evil for evil.
Live at peace with everyone.
Overcome evil with good.
Lord, help those of us who call ourselves “followers of Jesus” to really live like this! May we literally change the world through your kind of love.