Read Romans 15:1-7. Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED AND CONCLUDED. And again, Esaias saith--( Isaiah 11:10 ). Yet most people today have never … that ye may abound in hope--"of the glory of God." Prayer Changes People’s Wills. Paul wrote it during his stay in Corinth, probably about 57 *A.D.. 2. to the Gentiles--a further proof that the Epistle was addressed to a Gentile church. 32. You can find the best commentary on Romans for … I say that Jesus Christ was--"hath become" a minister of the circumcision--a remarkable expression, meaning "the Father's Servant for the salvation of the circumcision (or, of Israel)." to confirm the--Messianic promises made unto the fathers--To cheer the Jewish believers, whom he might seem to have been disparaging, and to keep down Gentile pride, the apostle holds up Israel's salvation as the primary end of Christ's mission. It concerns all to do that first which is most needful. Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people--"peoples"--the various nations outside the pale of Judaism. Wherefore--returning to the point receive ye one another . (Read all of Romans 15) Verse 1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Observe here how Paul ascribes all the success of his labors to the activity of the living Redeemer, working in and by him. So, to ease you in finding the books that will preserve you, we support you by providing the lists. This VERB form of the word "boldly" is found in 2 Cor. We must not take it ill if our friends prefer work which is pleasing to God, before visits and compliments, which may please us. If we see things happening within the body of Christ, the Old Testament is a great reservoir of instruction regarding God's relationship with those who have made a covenant with Him.. God faithfully recorded the way the Israelites acted and reacted to Him, as well as the way He reacted to them. Commentary on Romans Rosscup : This is a much-respected 746-pp. "Let every one of us please [his] neighbor for [his] good to edification." This like-mindedness must be according to the precept of Christ, according to his pattern and example. Romans 15:1. Now, &c.--This seems a concluding prayer, suggested by the whole preceding subject matter of the epistle. 3. that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me--implying that he had his grounds for anxious fear in this matter. 13 Now. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. He was attacked by one of the factions in that church for being bold in his letters, but weak in person. As was the case with Romans 13 last week, so also this week’s text from Romans 15 draws us into the double- or even triple-exposure of time that happens as the old year hands off to the new in the church calendar. Now the God of patience and consolation — From whom all these gracious and seasonable provisions proceed; grant you to be like- minded one toward another — That is, to be united in peace and love; according to Christ Jesus — His doctrine, command, and … Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. And the whole plan of redemption is suited to reconcile us to one another, as well as to our gracious God, so that an abiding hope of eternal life, through the sanctifying and comforting power of the Holy Spirit, may be attained. CONCLUSION: IN WHICH THE APOSTLE APOLOGIZES FOR THUS WRITING TO THE ROMAN CHRISTIANS, EXPLAINS WHY HE HAD NOT YET VISITED THEM, … We must please our neighbour, for the good of his soul; not by serving his wicked will, and humouring him in a sinful way; if we thus seek to please men, we are not the servants of Christ. in my journey, &c.--"as I pass through by you, to be set forward on my journey thither, if first I be somewhat filled with your company": that is, "I should indeed like to stay longer with you than I can hope to do, but I must, to some extent at least, have my fill of your company.". 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. Jan 7, 1996. 7. He had written to remind them of their duties and their dangers, because God had appointed him the minister of Christ to the Gentiles. Thus if we lack hope, the first place we should look for it is God, who is the source of true hope. Calling upon all the nations to praise the Lord, shows that they shall have knowledge of him. The apostle was going to Jerusalem, as the messenger of charity. Chapter 15 grows out of the conflict addressed in chapter 14—conflict between “weak” Christians (14:1-2) who felt an obligation to abstain from eating meat and other Christians who felt no such obligation. Alexander Maclaren gives an excellent explanation of how this great passage fits with the overall context of Paul's call in Romans 15 to unity of the saints at Rome... With this comprehensive and lofty petition the Apostle closes his exhortation to the factions in the Roman Church to be at unity. 10. Those are most learned who are most mighty in the Scriptures. Romans 15:1-13 . A preacher might get at this very challenging text from one of two directions.1 Each approach comes with its own difficulties. We must not just please ourselves. Nevertheless, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort--"measure" as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God--as an apostle of Jesus Christ. 15. Romans 15:1. Both this doxology and the one in Rom. There are two more benedictions to Romans (15:33; 16:20) and a doxology (16:25-27). And, &c.--rather, "Now I am persuaded, my brethren, even I myself, concerning you" that ye also yourselves are full of goodness--of inclination to all I have been enjoining on you filled with all knowledge--of the truth expounded and able--without my intervention. What a prayer! by the power of the Spirit of God--"the Holy Ghost," as the true reading seems to be. Christian liberty was allowed, not for our pleasure, but for the glory of God, and the good of others. Salem Media Group. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Text Commentaries by John MacArthur John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB HNV EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). It is justly expected from all Christians, that they should promote every good work, especially that blessed work, the conversion of souls. Perhaps this is an unfortunate chapter division, because the end of chapter 14 helps us to understand the beginning of chapter 15. Now the God of peace be with you all. 17. He was attacked by one of the factions in that church for being bold in his letters, but weak in person. 16. that I should be the--rather, "a" minister--The word here used is commonly employed to express the office of the priesthood, from which accordingly the figurative language of the rest of the verse is taken. He would have the Romans therefore to join him in wrestling with God that this gift might be gratefully received, and prove a cement between the two parties. The Scriptures are written for our use and benefit, as much as for those to whom they were first given. That comfort which springs from the word of God, is the surest and sweetest, and the greatest stay to hope. ought . For by God’s grace, 16 I am a special messenger from Christ Jesus to you Gentiles. Scripture: Romans 15:30–31. . But it is "according to Christ Jesus"--after the sublimest model of Him whose all-absorbing desire was to do, "not His own will, but the will of Him that sent Him" ( John 6:38 ). 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