God's mercies must move us to please God.
Romans 12:1 I call upon you, therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a sacrificeliving, sanctified, acceptable to Godyour intelligent service; Romans 12:2 and be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for your proving what [is] the will of Godthe good, and acceptable, and perfect.
No man must think too well of himself,
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given to me, to every one who is among you, not to think above what it behoveth to think; but to think so as to think wisely, as to each God did deal a measure of faith, Romans 12:4 for as in one body we have many members, and all the members have not the same office, Romans 12:5 so we, the many, one body are in Christ, and members each one of one another.
but attend, every one, on that calling wherein he is placed.
Romans 12:6 And having gifts, different according to the grace that was given to us; whether prophecy'According to the proportion of faith!' Romans 12:7 or ministration'In the ministration!' or he who is teaching'In the teaching!' Romans 12:8 or he who is exhorting'In the exhortation!' he who is sharing'In simplicity!' he who is leading'In diligence?' he who is doing kindness'In cheerfulness.'
Love, and many other duties, are required of us.
Romans 12:9 The love unfeigned: abhorring the evil; cleaving to the good; Romans 12:10 in the love of brethren, to one another kindly affectioned: in the honour going before one another; Romans 12:11 in the diligence not slothful; in the spirit fervent; the Lord serving; Romans 12:12 in the hope rejoicing; in the tribulation enduring; in the prayer persevering; Romans 12:13 to the necessities of the saints communicating; the hospitality pursuing. Romans 12:14 Bless those persecuting you; bless, and curse not; Romans 12:15 to rejoice with the rejoicing, and to weep with the weeping, Romans 12:16 of the same mind one toward another, not minding the high things, but with the lowly going along; become not wise in your own conceit; Romans 12:17 giving back to no one evil for evil; providing right things before all men. Romans 12:18 If possibleso far as in youwith all men being in peace;
Revenge is specially forbidden.
Romans 12:19 not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to the wrath, for it hath been written, 'Vengeance [is] Mine, Romans 12:20 I will recompense again, saith the Lord;' if, then, thine enemy doth hunger, feed him; if he doth thirst, give him drink; for this doing, coals of fire thou shalt heap upon his head; Romans 12:21 Be not overcome by the evil, but overcome, in the good, the evil.