Romans 12:9-21 Day 33

Today I want to encourage you to simply seriously consider the passage below from our reading in The New Testament Challenge.  I could post my thoughts but I would rather hear yours in the comment section on this blog.  This section of scripture is amazingly powerful.  Share your thoughts on this passage in the comment section of this post.  Dialog with other believers in this forum about their comments as well. 9 Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints, pursue hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. Do not be conceited. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people. 19 Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Rather, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing this you will be heaping burning coals on his head. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:9–21 NET


About Pastor Pete

Pete is the senior Pastor of Cowboy Fellowship in Pleasanton Texas. He is also the author of The Absolute Basics of Christianity, The Living Lamp, and a co-author of The Modern Day Disciple Bible Study series.
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3 Responses to Romans 12:9-21 Day 33

  1. Royce Hart says:

    It’s tough to love people and abhor evil without being a hypocrite. 

  2. evaasbury says:

    Yes, it is hard. But I always think of these passages when it comes to someone hurting you, I think of how he said to love one another and do good to them for you will heap coals on their heads. Not litterly goals, but that they will see something different in you. Then he said to love them and not do wrong to them. He did,t say you had to keep going around therm. So I usually back off for a while and just pray that The Lord will do his will in the situation. It is really hard when it is family.

    • Pastor Pete says:

      You are right we don’t have to keep interacting with people who hate us or desire to hurt us but we must not give up on them. Our prayers matter, God listens and hears our prayers. We need to pray for both our friends and our enemies.

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