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Romans 12:1

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Consecration of the Believer’s Life

12:1 Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, 1  by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice – alive, holy, and pleasing to God 2  – which is your reasonable service.

Romans 12:6

Context
12:6 And we have different gifts 3  according to the grace given to us. If the gift is prophecy, that individual must use it in proportion to his faith.

1 tn Grk “brothers.” See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:13.

2 tn The participle and two adjectives “alive, holy, and pleasing to God” are taken as predicates in relation to “sacrifice,” making the exhortation more emphatic. See ExSyn 618-19.

sn Taken as predicate adjectives, the terms alive, holy, and pleasing are showing how unusual is the sacrifice that believers can now offer, for OT sacrifices were dead. As has often been quipped about this text, “The problem with living sacrifices is that they keep crawling off the altar.”

3 tn This word comes from the same root as “grace” in the following clause; it means “things graciously given,” “grace-gifts.”



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