Study 2: Roman 12:2: The Acceptable Will of God
See: I K 21:27-29; Gen 50:20; Rms. 8:28; Deut 4:24; Lev 19:2; Ps 106:1-2; Jn.3:17
Corruption of sin – both the world and individuals suffer
Holiness of God – God does not join in the corruption of the world nor surrender
Obstacles turned to opportunities – Robert Schuler’s phrase
Steadfast love – God does not give up like the father waiting on the prodigal
Evangelism – God’s goal through the suffering and turmoil is to win back the world
Exemplary story: On the internet was a story: “How to make a vacation at home – 21 tips.” One tip was to make a lemonade stand. To do it you turn lemons into lemonade.