A Short Study of Romans 12:11

“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.”
(Romans 12:11)

If this admonition were not necessary for us, He would not have given it. The word business is diligence. Do not become lazy in the effort you give in serving the Lord. Be fervent, white hot, boiling over in spirit, serving the Lord. To become slothful in our diligence and zeal can easily happen to any of us because of the sinful nature we all possess. But how evil! That way of being is contrary to “The love of Christ constraineth me.” I cannot think of anything more ugly than trying to fit the worship of Christ into life’s busy schedule. The Gospel, if true, is of infinite importance; if false, is of no importance. But what it cannot be is moderately important. “Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.”

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