The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.

For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.

And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” – Romans 15:1-13 (KJV)




2 Comments

  1. 1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the weaknesses of those who are not strong, and not just to please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please his neighbor for the good purpose of building him up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself, but as it is written: “The insults of those who are insulting you fell on me.”[a]

    4 Indeed, whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that, through patient endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we would have hope. 5 And may God, the source of patient endurance and encouragement, grant that you agree with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, 6 so that with one mind, in one voice, you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    7 For this reason, accept one another as Christ also accepted you to the glory of God. 8 For I am saying that Christ became a servant of those who are circumcised for the sake of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs. 9 He also did this so that the Gentiles would glorify God for his mercy, as it is written:

    For this reason I will praise you among the Gentiles,
    and I will sing to your name.[b]

    10 And again it says:

    Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.[c]

    11 And again:

    Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,
    and let all the peoples give him praise.[d]

    12 And again Isaiah says:
    There will be a Root of Jesse,
    and he is the one who will rise up to rule the Gentiles;
    on him the Gentiles will place their hope.[e]

    13 Now may the God of hope fill you with complete joy and peace as you continue to believe, so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Footnotes
    [a] Romans 15:3 Psalm 69:9
    [b] Romans 15:9 Psalm 18:49
    [c] Romans 15:10 Deuteronomy 32:43
    [d] Romans 15:11 Psalm 117:1
    [e] Romans 15:12 Isaiah 11:10

  2. Romans 15:13 is one of my favorite passages. and it goes right along with 1 Corinthians 22:19-20: “If our hope in Christ applies only to this life, we are the most pitiful people of all.
    But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

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