Romans 12:9-21

Following his discussion of Spiritual gifts in verses 3-8, Paul turns to the topic of love. He followed the same sequence in 1 Corinthians, discussing spiritual gifts in chapter 12 followed by what is commonly called the “Love Chapter” in 1 Corinthians 13. In Romans 12:9-21 he begins with an abrupt statement “Genuine Love” which is followed by a series of statements which describe how genuine love functions among fellow believers and among those who are not followers of Christ, especially our enemies. It is Paul’s love chapter for the Roman church. A guidebook for genuine love.