Whatever good we do, it is Christ who does it by us. 15:13 were therefore prompted by the words patience, comfort, and hope, as used in Rom. (See Hebrews 13:9-16 ). For I will not dare to speak of any--"to speak aught" of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me--a modest, though somewhat obscure form of expression, meaning, "I will not dare to go beyond what Christ hath wrought by me"--in which form accordingly the rest of the passage is expressed. Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that … Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people--"peoples"--the various nations outside the pale of Judaism. Now--"For" is the true reading: the apostle is merely assigning an additional motive to Christian forbearance. God loves a cheerful giver. . The beginning and the end come together as we enter the time of … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 15:4-13" . I will come to you--If these words were not originally in the text, and there is weighty evidence against them, they must at least be inserted as a necessary supplement. Romans 12:15, NASB: "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep." A Bible Study in EasyEnglish (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Romans. CONCLUSION: IN WHICH THE APOSTLE APOLOGIZES FOR THUS WRITING TO THE ROMAN CHRISTIANS, EXPLAINS WHY HE HAD NOT YET VISITED THEM, … We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. He had people like Moses, Samuel, David, and Ezra to write these things down. Read Romans 15:1-7. 1. and he that shall rise, &c.--So the Septuagint in substantial, though not verbal, agreement with the original. grant you to be likeminded--"of the same mind" according to Christ Jesus--It is not mere unanimity which the apostle seeks for them; for unanimity in evil is to be deprecated. so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto--"as far as" Illyricum--to the extreme northwestern boundary of Greece. And again, Esaias saith--( Isaiah 11:10 ). From this point forward, Paul dealt with personal matters between him and the Romans. Paul forbids all such judging, whether by the strong or the weak (14:1-12). for the truth of God--to make good the veracity of God towards His ancient people. He bore the presumptuous sins of the wicked; we are called only to bear the failings of the weak. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 15. Romans 15:1-3 “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not … 8-12. Romans 15:4-5. 25-27. The strong tend to look down on the weak, and the weak often condemn the strong because of their liberty. There is strong, albeit indirect, evidence that a recension of Romans that lacked Chapters 15 and 16 was widely used in the western half of the Roman Empire until the mid-4th century. Commentary on Matthew 14:22-33. Romans 15:1-7 enhances the Scriptures we just mentioned by providing 4 suggestions for enhancing the defeat of selfishness in our lives. 3 For even Christ didn’t live to please himself. . He had written to remind them of their duties and their dangers, because God had appointed him the minister of Christ to the Gentiles. Salem Media Group. Scripture: Romans 15:30–31. (14-21) His purposed journeys. If we have experienced the Spirit's love, let us not be wanting in this office of kindness for others. (2) There is in the Christian Church no real priesthood, and none but figurative sacrifices. SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED AND CONCLUDED. We must not take it ill if our friends prefer work which is pleasing to God, before visits and compliments, which may please us. (1-2) Filled with care and concern for others. 1. And though Christ knows our state and wants perfectly, he will know them from us. through--"in" Christ Jesus in those things which pertain to God--the things of the ministry committed to me of God. And should not we be humble, self-denying, and ready to consider one another, who are members one of another? 10:2,12; 11:21. Jan 7, 1996. In 15:33 & 16:20 Paul describes Him as “the God of peace.” He gives peace to His people. Romans 15:4. a. John Piper Jan 7, 1996 518 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. CONCLUSION: IN WHICH THE APOSTLE APOLOGIZES FOR THUS WRITING TO THE ROMAN CHRISTIANS, EXPLAINS WHY HE HAD NOT YET VISITED THEM, ANNOUNCES HIS FUTURE PLANS, AND ASKS THEIR PRAYERS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THEM. "Let every one of us please [his] neighbor for [his] good to edification." (4) The harmonious glorification of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ by the whole body of the redeemed, as it is the most exalted fruit of the scheme of redemption, so it is the last end of God in it ( Romans 15:5-7). Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 3. 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 ). You know these things so well you can teach each other all about them. Every thing that passes between Christians should be a proof and instance of the union they have in Jesus Christ. For which cause--"Being so long occupied with this missionary work, I have been much (or, 'for the most part') hindered," &c. 23, 24. … I will confess to--that is, glorify thee among the Gentiles. It is justly expected from all Christians, that they should promote every good work, especially that blessed work, the conversion of souls. 15. 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. Perhaps this is an unfortunate chapter division, because the end of chapter 14 helps us to understand the beginning of chapter 15. Thank you for the liberty and freedom that you give us in these areas. The topic of Romans 14:1–15:13is love and Christian liberty. See Acts 20:1 Acts 20:2 . Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. Romans 12:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 12:15, NIV: "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." 18-22. 6. The word “now” indicates a transition from an exhortation section to a prayer. He principally sought the good of those that sat in darkness. (5) Christian fellowship is so precious that the most eminent servants of Christ, amid the toils and trials of their work, find it refreshing and invigorating; and it is no good sign of any ecclesiastic, that he deems it beneath him to seek and enjoy it even amongst the humblest saints in the Church of Christ ( Romans 15:24 Romans 15:32 ). 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. All rights reserved. to admonish one another. 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. We who are strong — Of a clearer judgment, and free from these scruples. If they are walking in love, the stro… to the Gentiles--a further proof that the Epistle was addressed to a Gentile church. Paul is addressing the conflict which differing convictions have brought into the church. b. Now the God of patience and consolation--Such beautiful names of God are taken from the graces which He inspires: as "the God of hope" ( Romans 15:13 ), "the God of peace" ( Romans 15:33 ). Christ's whole life was a self-denying, self-displeasing life. But further. ), “the God of perseverance and encouragement.” He gives those qualities to those who seek Him. Jan 7, 1996. might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost--the end to which the ancient offerings typically looked. Bible Commentaries /. With Romans 15:14, the final section of the epistle begins, wherein Paul wrote a number of personal things concerning himself, his plans, reasons for his hope of coming at last to Rome, also including a request for the prayers of the Christians of Rome upon his behalf. Concerning what he expected from them he speaks doubtfully; but concerning what he expected from God he speaks confidently. 1. What a contrast is thus presented to hierarchical pride, and in particular to the affected humility of the bishop of this very Rome! Commentary on Romans 1:8-15 (Read Romans 1:8-15) We must show love for our friends, not only by praying for them, but by praising God for them. by word and deed--by preaching and working; which latter he explains in the next clause. The Gentiles, being brought into the church, are companions in patience and tribulation. Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. Romans 15. Commentary. For by God’s grace, 16 I am a special messenger from Christ Jesus to you Gentiles. . As Christians are one body in Christ, so the great law of love binds them to act in all things with tenderness and consideration for their brethren in "the common salvation" ( Romans 15:1 Romans 15:2 ). That I may be delivered from them that do not believe--"that do not obey," that is, the truth, by believing it; as in Romans 2:8 . The Spirit as a Comforter, is the earnest of our inheritance. And how delightful and advantageous it is to have the gospel with the fulness of its blessings! that the offering up of the Gentiles--as an oblation to God, in their converted character. And again--( Deuteronomy 32:43 , though there is some difficulty in the Hebrew). "All joy and peace;" all sorts of true joy and peace, so as to suppress doubts and fears, through the powerful working of the Holy Spirit. In 14:13-23, Paul urges the strong not to become a stumbling block to the weak by exercising liberties which might cause the weak to stumble. Commentaries on Romans. Romans 15:1. 13 Now. How careful should we be, lest we forfeit our interest in the love and prayers of God's praying people! This seems intended to explain the efficacy of the word preached, as well as the working of the miracles which attested it. It concerns all to do that first which is most needful. For, &c.--better, "For Macedonia and Achaia have thought good to make a certain contribution for the poor of the saints which are at Jerusalem." (4) Formidable designs against the truth and the servants of Christ should, above all other ways of counteracting them, be met by combined prayer to Him who rules all hearts and controls all events; and the darker the cloud, the more resolutely should all to whom Christ's cause is dear "strive together in their prayers to God" for the removal of it ( Romans 15:30 Romans 15:31 ). romans 15 study and commentary Posted on June 29, 2019 by Anesii Posted in Bible Study , FAITH Tagged Bible Study , blogging , Christian blogger , Christianity , faith , God , gospel , Jesus , love , nigerian faith blogger , Romans , saved The Scriptures are written for our use and benefit, as much as for those to whom they were first given. We are to accept others for the glory of God. 32. "They have thought it good; and their debtors verily they are"; that is, "And well they may, considering what the Gentile believers owe to their Jewish brethren.". 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)." Our Divine Master invites his disciples, and encourages them by showing himself as meek and lowly in spirit. 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.". Now, &c.--This seems a concluding prayer, suggested by the whole preceding subject matter of the epistle. Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the BibleRomans 15. 5, 6. Note, (1) Did "the chiefest of the apostles" apologize for writing to a Christian church which he had never seen, and a church that he was persuaded was above the need of it, save to "stir up their pure minds by way of remembrance" ( 2 Peter 1:13 , 3:1 ); and did he put even this upon the sole plea of apostolic responsibility ( Romans 15:14-16 )? . Romans 15:1. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. . Romans 15:4. 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 Christian society is a heaven upon earth, an earnest of our gathering together unto Christ at the great day. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 10:5-15 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 10. 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