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Romans 15:3

Jan 6, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 15, Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 6 January 2014

For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”  Romans 15:3

To give us an explicit example of how we should act in “disputable matters” Paul refers to the example of Christ Himself. He has just shown that we should “bear with the scruples of the weak” and not attempt to merely please ourselves.… Read the rest

Romans 15:2

Jan 5, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 15, Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. Romans 15:2

To edify means to build up. Paul just introduced chapter 15 with a statement that the strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak; not to please themselves. Bearing with the weak is to tolerate their weakness, not find fault in it.… Read the rest

Romans 15:1

Jan 4, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 15, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.  Romans 15:1

Chapter 15 begins with a note admonishing those who are strong in the faith – “We then who are strong…” This obviously includes Paul himself and he is speaking out in plea to those who are like him.… Read the rest

Romans 14:19

Dec 30, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 15, Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 30 December 2013

Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. Romans 14:19

And yet again, Paul begins with “therefore.” This is actually a combination of two conjunctions which mean “so then.” As always, such a statement requires a review of the previous thoughts for the sake of proper context.… Read the rest

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