16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey —whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 1 Are we to sin # [1 Cor. He is one who calls us to his service because it is in his service we find fulness of joy. You parents know exactly what I mean. The word “received” is the same as that at the beginning of Romans 14, the subject of which chapter is still continued, and is now taken up for the last time. (Witham) --- Mutually support each other for the glory of God: learn to practise a grand lesson of Christian morality, to bear and to forbear. Cf.Philippians 2:11, Ephesians 1:12-14. “Edification” means to build up and strengthen. 8 In the matter of greeting one another, Paul’s words to the Romans can help us develop the proper view of our fellow worshippers. Thus, he draws all his arguments from the work of Christ. Romans 15 – Living to Bless Your Brother A. Receive ye one another; to Christian fellowship, for such reasons and with such a spirit. To the Jews He came to confirm and fulfil His promises; to the Gentiles He came to bring joys and hopes from which they had been hitherto excluded. Rec. Romans 15:7 New International Version (NIV). This is essentially the same appeal that Paul made previously, only with the added qualification of self-sacrifice. As the scripture says: The last words, , are probably to be construed with ; they resume the idea of Romans 15:6 ( ’ ); the with which Romans 15:7 begins starts from that idea of glorifying God, and looks on to it as the end to be attained when all Christians in love receive each other. That meant that he delighted in love, in goodness, in mercy – that was his attitude of mind. Husbands are to love their wives "even as" Christ loved the Church...this isn"t sinlessness; it is a call to saints to live according to their capacity as Christ lived." 8 For I tell you that Christ's life of service was on behalf of the Jews, to show that God is faithful, to make his promises to their ancestors come true, 9 # 2 S 22.50; Ps 18.49 and to enable even the Gentiles to praise God for his mercy. Receive ye one another - Acknowledge one another as Christians, and treat one another as such, though you may differ in opinion about many smaller matters; see Romans 14:3. Those of this persuasion do not believe that doctrinal and moral differences are a barrier to fellowship. [153] ACD corrected later, G g Vulg. Romans 15:7-13 expand the idea in Romans 15:6. You can ignore the wider context of Romans 9-11 and zero in on the pregnant statements in verse 9 (“If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 10:5-15" The change from ‘God’ to ‘the Messiah’ was necessary in order to connect with what follows where Paul will demonstrate that the Messiah came on behalf of both. (McGuiggan p. 418). The Lord accepted (received) us when we were weak and ungodly (). all, both Jews and Gentiles, Romans 15:13 and wisheth them all joy, peace, and hope. He doesn"t insist that we praise him and tell him how wonderful he is. Romans 15:7, ESV: "Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." This "is the reason for also accepting/welcoming one another (especially ‘the weak')" (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 3:175). (Haydock). Romans 7:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 7:14, NIV: "We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin." We may even disagree on how to approach certain problems. But here is the rub: Romans […] When we accept brethren (and this does not mean we accept moral and doctrinal differences), we bring "glory to God" (7b). Wherefore receive ye one another; as Christ also received us, ‹78› to the glory of God. Romans 15:7. : = that such praise may be possible. Christ received all the chosen ones into his heart's love and affection from eternity; he received them in the council of peace, and when the covenant of grace was made at his Father's hands, in the most tender manner, in order to take the care of them, preserve and save them; he assumed their nature, took upon him their sins, and sustained their persons in time, when he became incarnate, and suffered and died for them; and he receives them in the effectual calling on their coming to him, which he encourages by assuring them, that he will in no wise cast them out; so far is he from it, that he embraces them with open arms, and in the most affectionate manner receives them, though sinners, and eats with them; and notwithstanding all their unworthiness, sins, and transgressions: to the glory of God: that is, either in order to bring them to the enjoyment of eternal life and happiness; which is sometimes so called, because of the glory that shall be beheld by the saints, be revealed in them, and put upon them, both in soul and body; and which is all of God's preparing and bestowing, and will lie in the vision and enjoyment of him: for this they were chosen in Christ, given to him, and received by him before the world began; and that they might enjoy it, Christ came into this world, took on him their persons, and died in their stead; and to this they are called by his grace with an holy calling; and when he has guided them with his counsel through this world, he will receive them to this glory: or else by "the glory of God" is meant the glorifying of God, the perfections of God, as his wisdom, power, faithfulness, truth, justice, holiness, love, grace, and mercy, and the like; which is done by Christ's becoming the surety, and Mediator of the new covenant, Hebrews 7:22, by his assumption of human nature, by his obedience, sufferings, and death, and by obtaining redemption for his people: and the force of the apostle's exhortation and argument is, that as Christ has received his people both in eternity and time, in so tender a manner, though unworthy, whereby he has glorified God, which was the principal end in view, and next to that the glorifying of them; so it becomes them to be like minded to one another, Romans 15:5, and affectionately receive and embrace each other, that so they may join together in glorifying the God and Father of Christ also, Romans 15:6. 4:32 ; Ephesians 5:2 ; Colossians 3:13 ) Here is the test for all areas of our Jesus... 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