Thursday, May 21. Romans 12:1-8.
We finally get to the good stuff in Romans. Paul has been constructing a complex argument in the first eleven chapters. Now he gets practical. Let me summarize the whole book in a really simple thought:
We are all different, but equally in need of God’s Grace. So, let’s use our differences to work together as one body to be the Grace of God in the world.
Today’s reading begins the final section of Romans that gives practical advice for how the Jewish and Gentile Christians can get along with each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. Read this passage slowly. What part do you play in the body?
If you have a few minutes, I invite you to watch this animation I did that illustrates the same point that Paul made in his letter to the Corinthians. It’s fun to watch…