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Daily Devotion: From God’s Mercy to Living Sacrifices

Scripture: Romans Chapters 11 and 12


In Romans 11, Apostle Paul explores the depths of God’s mercy and the mystery of His plan for Israel and the Gentiles. He uses the metaphor of an olive tree to illustrate how Gentiles have been grafted in among the Jews, sharing in the rich root of God’s promises. “And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree” (Romans 11:17). This chapter beautifully highlights the inclusivity of God’s grace, reminding us that He has not abandoned His people but has opened the way for all to come to Him.

Transitioning to Romans 12, Paul calls us to respond to God’s mercy. He urges believers to offer their bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is our true and proper worship (Romans 12:1). This is not about outward rituals, but a life wholly dedicated to God, marked by transformation and renewal of the mind. By doing so, we can discern and follow God’s will—His good, pleasing, and perfect will.

Romans 12 also emphasizes the practical aspects of living out our faith in community. “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10). It’s a call to live out the gospel in relationships, serving and loving one another, using our gifts for the edification of the church and the furtherance of the gospel.


Heavenly Father,

Thank You for Your endless mercy and the invitation to be part of Your family. Help us to truly live as living sacrifices, dedicating every part of our lives to You. Renew our minds and transform our hearts so that we might discern and do Your will.

Teach us to love and serve one another as Christ loved us, using the gifts You have given us to build up Your church and to shine Your light in this world. May our lives reflect Your love and grace to all around us.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

As you go about your day, consider what it means to be a living sacrifice for God. How can you serve others in love and use your gifts to glorify God? Let the grace of God motivate you to live in a way that is truly worshipful.

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