Verse for Today – Romans 12:12 (Click to read mini-Blog)

9 May

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

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Read all of Romans 12

This verse was forwarded to me from Biblegateway.com and I’m forwarding it to you.   🙂   As a whole Romans chapter 12 is describing and urging believers to properly live-out the Christian life.  Some of the commands are negative, describing what they should NOT do, but many are positive describing appropriate actions and steps that should be taken.  

As a rule the Scriptures meet us where we are.  They tell us to do things we tend not to do; and to not dothings that we tend to do (reread that).  This is especially the case in the three exhortations of verse 12.  “Joyful in hope”… be joyful about waiting for the thing you’re waiting for.  “Patient in affliction“… I really do not like my present trials, but I will be patient. 

And finally (and appropriately as its the National Day of Prayer)… “faithful in prayer“.  Do we really have to pray and spend time in prayer?  Just depends.  What does it mean to be “faithful” in prayer?  Certainly it means being earnest and consistent in praying.  Let’s be hearers and doers of the Word.

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Quotation: “Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong.”   Tim Keller
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