Series: Recalibrate | Week 10: Honoring Government When Government Isn’t Always Honorable
Day Three Romans 12:9-21Pray: Invite God into your time and ask Him to speak to you, then read the passage.9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all! 17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. 19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,“I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord.20 Instead,“If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.”21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. Romans 12:9-21 (NLT)Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.1. Yesterday’s passage taught us how to see ourselves rightly. What do you see in this passage about relating to God? To other Christians? To those who oppose you?2. What would it look like in your life to hate what is wrong, while simultaneously holding tightly to what is good (verse 9)?3. Pick out one command from this passage that is an area of struggle for you and write out a tangible way to put it into practice. Put a date on it and tell someone to help hold you accountable.Respond: Use the Respond section of your journal to answer the following application prompts.1. What does this passage teach me about God?2. How does this aspect of His character change my view of self and others?3. What should I do in response and when?For Further ReadingHow Do You Spell JOY?
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