Serve God with Spiritual Gifts

For I say, (A)through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, (B)not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt (C)to each one a measure of faith. For (D)as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so (E)we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is (F)given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us (G)prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; (H)he who teaches, in teaching; (I)he who exhorts, in exhortation; (J)he who gives, with liberality; (K)he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, (L)with cheerfulness.

Behave Like a Christian

(M)Let love be without hypocrisy. (N)Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 (O)Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, (P)in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 (Q)rejoicing in hope, (R)patient[a] in tribulation, (S)continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 (T)distributing to the needs of the saints, (U)given[b] to hospitality.

14 (V)Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 (W)Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 (X)Be of the same mind toward one another. (Y)Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 12:12 persevering
  2. Romans 12:13 Lit. pursuing