How to discern (find out) God’s will that is GOOD and ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT?-One of the questions frequently asked (FAQ). First, “present your bodies as a living sacrifice, HOLY and ACCEPTABLE to God” (v. 1). Second, “be transformed by the renewing of your minds” (v. 2).
“…in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others” (v 5). Heights of community!
Paul is saying to the Romans on how Christians should act. There are so many things Paul is saying in this chapter. We should follow and act upon it. For example, we should not pay evil for evil, but hold on to what is right.
We should bless those who persecute us(those who do bad things to us) and do not curse them. We should also not be prideful.
v. 2 To know Gods WILL in our life or with our life, we need to have transformed experience of renewed mind
5 so we , being many , are one body in Christ , and individually members of one another. – I have never seen my body parts fight each. They all knew what they are doing and work together.
– We ‘body of Christ’ seem to have more disagreements than agreements. These part love fights. Something wrong somewhere😳
– I don’t think the answer is outside but it is within me. I need to transform and get myself aligned.
1 I beseech you therefore , brethren , by the mercies of God , that you present your bodies a living sacrifice , holy , acceptable to God , which is your reasonable service.
– I take this as a personal advice from Paul to me and proceed
v. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given each of us.
-(v3) Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought. Because, we have not obtained these gifts through our own strengths and efforts! God has GIVEN these gifts to us.
-Also, do not mistreat others by their height or size. Keep in mind that God has surely given them different gifts. Remember, God used David (tiny boy) to defeat Goliath!
We all are given different gifts and we have to do that. We should not think why I am not doing that OR why they are not doing this. Each of us complete others and we are whole together. That is the body of Christ.