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Food For Thought: Romans 12....An Apology

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I have been studying Romans 12 lately, and I felt conviction about some of my postings. I know that there wasn't anything that was untruthful in them, but I also know that at times I am overly blunt. That offends some people. Others know that it is sometimes necessary. At any length, I want to apologize to anyone I have offended. As my tagline says, "If you're looking for perfection in me, you might want to look past me to Jesus Christ." I hope y'all will accept my apology and read the following...Romans chapter 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.

2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

The highlighted areas are areas of my own life I have to persistantly work on. I would appreciate your prayers as I continue to grow in these areas. I do love y 'all and pray for those I interact with, even if I seem to get testy at times.

Sincerely,

BrotherTony

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While we all have strong opinions, and its fine to express them, at the end of the day we need to keep our perspective on how Christ wants us to express those things to each other. Thankyou for the reminder.

As for your conversations, I prefer direct and blunt. It saves time. 😀

Regardless (while we can be our own worst critic and know the areas we need to improve in) I've not not felt your conversations were at all rude or condescending even when being blunt or disagreeable and felt they were always seasoned with a bit of care for who you were speaking to and I respect that in you. Thanks for having that grace in your conversations.

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