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As I was writing my last post. I couldn’t help but be reminded that God calls His people to a different way of education. Not an education of the world but an education of Him and His Word. Romans 12 is one of my favorite chapters in the WORD, because it is such a clear reminder of how we are to live.
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[ faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
We are to be set apart, holy, people. We are to show love and humility towards others. We are to recognize that everyone is gifted in different ways and is to use their gifts as God directs them. We are one body, but each has a different role to play, and we are to love those who are different from us. Even those who persecute us. But how in the world do we teach this type of lifestyle to our children in a corrupt and evil world.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
This section is about teaching our kids to know their beliefs and God so well, that when someone else looks at them they see Jesus. When our kids look at us they should see Jesus. This is not about physically applying verses to our bodies, it is not about tattoos. It is about God’s WORD being so much a part of our lives, that when others, even our kids, look at us they see it in action. Basically, it is practice what you preach.
Written by Katie
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