A Living Sacrifice to God
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters,a I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.b 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
The importance of relationships is the main topic in church currently. Here is another verse found within this chapter that emphasizes God’s call for us to be relational.
Romans 12:17-18 and 21
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.
21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
I really enjoyed this chapter and if you’re one who highlights parts in your bible, this chapter is one that you can almost completely highlight from beginning to end.
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