Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Romans 12:9
Our nation is deeply divided over issues of life, marriage, gender, and increasingly over death as well. Having lost the sense of living under the authority of God, our culture now sees fit to take the great issues of life into our own hands and to do with them as we please.
All over our country, believing people are asking, “What in the world are we to do?” The answer to that question is found in Romans chapter 12. These verses describe what God’s people are to do when we find ourselves surrounded by growing evil. As we camp out in Romans 12, may God use His Word to calm our fears, renew our hope, and strengthen our resolve.
In the days to come, people of all political persuasions in our country will be holding their breath. A growing number of people will be stirred into a frenzy. But you could pray this prayer: “Lord, use your Word to calm my fears, renew my hope, and strengthen my resolve.”
May Romans 12 come with fresh force as we study the historical background of the book of Romans. The mention of the word historical may make your eyes glaze over and cause you to reach for your cell phone, but don’t do that. Hang in there. When you see what was going on when Paul was moved by the Holy Spirit to write Romans 12, you will feel the power and the relevance of them in a whole new way.
Take some time now and ask God to use His Word in your life to bring you peace, hope, and new resolve.