Romans 15

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1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. 4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. 5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. 8 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: 9 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. 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. 12 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. 13 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. 14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God, 16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God. 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. 20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation: 21 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand. 22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you. 23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you; 24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company. 25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. 26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. 27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. 28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain. 29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. 30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; 31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints; 32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. 33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

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  1. 1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
    ~We as Christians are to not think of ourselves only but to help those in need. Be the strength to those who has no strength. Live is not about pleasing ourselves or what makes us feel good. Life instead is about what we can do to further the cause of Christ. We are to serve him by serving others. Life is not about what we can for ourselves or what we can get.

    2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
    ~ We should help our neighbor, and love them as ourselves. We would not treat out ourselves anywhere near the way we often treat our neighbor. Who is your neighbor? Your neighbor is anyone around you. You should encourage them to be the best person they can be. You should help them to be that person. This is often a disappointing thing for the Christian when they see the potential, yet the individual chooses something else.

    3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
    ~ Christ is the example of what we should be like. We should not be self serving but serve others, even those who are against us. Imagine the people Christ died for is the ones who crucified him. Not only in that day but you and I reading this today. If the father chooses to wait till 3017 for all those in that day and all the days between. You see it was not just the Pharisees and the Sadducee that led Christ to the day of the cross, it was you it was me, it was everyone over all time. So that there would be a way that we could be justified for our sins. There is nothing you or I could do to save ourselves it took Christ the perfect sacrifice to lay his life down on the cross as a payment for our sins. He did not do that for his pleasure but to one day give us the chance to have pleasure for evermore.

    4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
    ~ The things that were written in the Bible were written for us to learn. You see because the Bible is not just a book it is THE BOOK. I have often times heard when you have a baby it does not come with instructions. It actually does; the instructions can be found in the Bible. The Bible gives us instruction for daily living, instruction on how to raise a family, instruction on how to worship and praise God. That book is the only true book that give hope eternal. Without it we have no true hope. There is no hope in this world a part from God. There is no hope in our government, they are just as corrupt as they were in the times of Christ. There is no hope in a job; they come today and are gone tomorrow. There is no hope in family, they will hurt you the most. There is no hope in life; it is so easily take away. There is only hope in Christ. The hope that this is not my home, the troubles of today will not last in the eternity to come. That my friend is HOPE.

    5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
    ~ We should try to be likeminded, placing our hope and faith in Jesus Christ. We should have the mind of Christ. We should try to live our lives as Christ live his life.

    6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    ~ This sums up what our existence should be about. Our lives should be about glorifying God. That’s it! Instead this generation is more concerned about glorifying themselves. There is no true glory in that. Who do you really admire, someone who gained a fortune and died a miserable old man, or do you admire the one who gave his life for something bigger than fortunes, bigger than fame? When we give our lives over to Christ that is the only way we truly have a chance of bringing glory to us, and when we do bring glory to us; we need to give that glory to God!

    7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
    ~ We should receive or provide for one another as Christ did. He gave all he had even himself for you and for me reading this.

    8 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:
    ~ Christ fulfilled those promises of old, he came to fulfill the Word of God.

    9 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.
    ~ Christ did not only come to save the Jew, but the Gentiles. That is you and I unless you were born a Jew. We are blessed of God by Christ who chose to die once for all.

    10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
    ~ We as Gentiles should rejoice; if this was not done we would not have a way.

    11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
    ~ Praise Jesus for dying for me.

    12 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.
    ~ Christ is that Root of Jesse, of David. If you read Matthew and Luke you will read the genealogy of Christ. He is the king, of kings and the lord of lords.

    13 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.
    ~ We can be filled with Hope because he came not only for the Jew but the Gentile. It is though our belief in his death, burial and resurrection that we have hope in a life eternal. We have hope my brother!

    14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
    ~ Paul writing this letter to the Romans was persuaded, as I am too that we can build each other up. We can encourage and guide each other to believe in Christ and his eternal peace.

    15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
    ~ Paul wrote to you in the grace that God had given to him. Think of it a man who once persecuted and even approved the killing of fellow Christians became a Christian himself to save many, to teach the death, burial and resurrection of Christ for payment of our sins. If he had been given grace what would prevent you too from being saved. If you are saved, remember what Christ saved you from and make a difference as Paul did.

    16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
    ~ Saul who became Paul was a sinner, a murderer yet Christ used him. He can use you too.

    17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
    ~ Paul could glorify in Christ and you can too. If you have never ask God to save you from your sins, simply say a prayer today that you are sorry for your sins (those things that are wrong according to God), ask Christ to save you from your sins. Ask him to help you live your life for him from this day forward. Repent and turn to God.

    18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
    ~ Paul refused to say anything that Christ was not giving him through the works of the Holy Ghost. That the all must be saved. Not just the Jew but the Gentile also.

    19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
    ~ Through that same Holy Spirit he has preached to many around different towns such as Jerusalem and to Illyricum.

    20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation:
    ~ Christ is to be preached, that is the foundation. Christ is to be preached to all, all around the world not just where we think it should be.

    21 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
    ~ We must preach the Word so that man can be saved. If there is nobody to preach the Word how is someone to be saved.

    22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.
    ~ Because of his preaching he was stopped from going to Rome where he wished to preach.

    23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
    ~ He was on his way to Rome where he had wanted to go for sometime.

    24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.
    ~ Paul wished to visit with those in Rome on his journey to Spain.

    25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
    ~ He was letting the Romans know he was heading to Jerusalem to minister to the Saints (those who were converted).

    26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
    ~ He visits there to pass on a blessing from Macedonia and Achaia to the poor in Jerusalem. They took on the burdens of those who did not have enough.

    27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
    ~ They understood the need is not only spiritual but physical too.

    28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
    ~ After his work in Jerusalem, he will be heading to Spain and hoped to see those in Rome.

    29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
    ~ Paul was certain one that he would make it to Rome and when he did he would be bringing a blessing too.

    30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
    ~ Paul requested prayers for him in his travels.

    31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
    ~ That he may be able to minister to those and not fall into the hands of the unbelievers of Christ. In that day the would kill the Christian.

    32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
    ~ Paul looked forward to coming with joy and be refreshed to the people of Rome.

    33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

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