660. Rejoice, be patient and pray
Rejoice, be patient and pray – Romans 12:1-3, Romans 12:9-12
12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed (shaped or fashioned) to this world (age): but be ye transformed (alter one’s bearing) by the renewing (renovation) of your mind (the organ of moral thinking),
that ye may prove(to your proving) what is that (the) good, and acceptable (well pleasing), and perfect, (desired) will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace (undeserved favor) given unto me, to every
man (one) that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly (unto the being of a sound mind; without enthusiasm, without intemperate passion, cooly), according as God hath dealt (imparted) to (each and) every man (one) the measure (standard) of (the) faith.
9 Let love be without dissimulation (unfeigned, without hypocrisy) . Abhor t
hat which is (the) evil; cleave to that which is (the) good.
10 Be kindly affectioned (like a family) one to another with brotherly love (love for the brethern); in honour preferring one another (in every honorable matter leading one another on);
11 Not slothful (slow, tardy) in business (serious purpose); fervent (boiling hot) in spirit; serving the Lord;
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant (steadfastly) in prayer (with reverence);
Rejoice, be patient and pray