I’ve been lingering this morning, candles lit and house dark and silent, on the vocation of worship.
I have the privilege of recording a fresh set of stories today for radio and web listeners, and my heart is heavy with the call to worship in a perilous and tumultuous world.
Romans 12:9-21 follows the great worship passage of Romans 12:1-2, and opens a tool shed of “how-to’s” for daily responsive living.
After a pointed call to love, serve, and elevate others, it ends with these words:
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21 NIV)
Go today, and overcome evil – in all it’s dehumanizing and subtle forms – with good. Love and serve your friends; love and serve your enemies. Let God fight your battle, as you attend to mimicking his life.
Rise today to your worship vocation.