Re:Verse passage: Romans 12 (day four)
How do I live the Christian life? What should it look like? Someone must have asked Paul these questions, because he covers the answer very clearly. Beginning at verse 9, Paul spends the rest of the chapter painting a radical picture of what the Christian life should look like. Some of the instructions we might could have guessed…love without hypocrisy, abhor what is evil, cling to what is good…these are not so surprising. Bless those who persecute you, associate with the lowly, never pay back evil…now those are just not common. Feed your enemy, overcome evil with good…are you kidding me? Paul is saying the Christian life does not look common…he is saying it should look like Christ. It goes back to verses 1 and 2…present yourselves as a living sacrifice, acceptable to God…do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Why? So we can prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.