You know, I think it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have Romans 12 read aloud at the start of every day in our public schools. It certainly couldn’t hurt to have it read before every political meeting, or at the beginning of impeachment hearing testimony. And I think it would benefit us all if each of us began our day reminding ourselves what God said through Paul:
- Be a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.
- Don’t conform to the world, be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
- Use your gifts and abilities for the good of others.
- Love sincerely.
- Hate sin – not the sinner.
- Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
- Learn to share.
- Don’t be conceited.
- Don’t seek revenge.
- Do what is right; live in peace
- Be kind to people who aren’t kind to you.
- Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
I think we need to read this chapter often, and learn to do what it says. It couldn’t hurt!