Saturday, August 08, 2009

Romans 15:1-13

I could have quit reading after 3 or 4 verses and had enough blessing for a week.
  • I should not please myself because Christ did not please himself. The proof is that my reproach fell on Him. (Romans 15:2-3).
  • Scriptures were written in order that by patience and encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:3 is a perfect example of this principle.
  • God is the God of patience and encouragement -- that's why the Scriptures, which he breathed for us -- are designed to give patience and encouragement (Romans 15:5).
  • So that, single-mindedly, with one voice we might glorify God (Romans 15:6). The goal of the Scriptures is ultimately the same as God's goal for the rest of creation -- His glory.
  • Jews and Gentiles need to receive one another. This is a strong case from the Old Testament that God intended to accept Gentiles all along.

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