Romans, Vol. 6: You Gave Me Life Now Show Me How to Live
Paul’s letter to the church in Rome pivots in the opening verses of chapter 12. Everything that comes before serves as a “therefore” for this movement into practical living. And we, as good Americans, love practicals. We love to do. We love to be pragmatic. Too much theological ruminating makes us queasy. In Paul’s mind, though, chapters 12-15 can’t even be understood or implemented without all that came before. The “therefore” of God’s grace has given birth to a new way of living.
Jesus gave us life and he will show us to live that life.