Prophets God's delays are not His denials, and He has a loving purpose in every delay. d. That I may come to you with joy: The prayers of Paul and the Romans were answered, though not in the manner they expected. Yet, undeniably Paul points the way to true happiness and fulfillment in life - get your eyes off of yourself, start building up others and you will find yourself built up. Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me, that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you. Wisdom Literature We must not just please ourselves. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. a. (Rom 15:30-33) Paul's plea for prayer. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. Poetical Books "When he defines his ministry as ministering the gospel of God the apostle uses a word occurring nowhere else in the New Testament which may properly be rendered 'acting as a priest.' We must not leave our ministers and leaders to struggle alone. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point (1-2) Filled with care and concern for others. Darby Translation, With Paul I urge you to strive in your prayers for your pastors. Historical Books It isn’t appropriate for us to work for our old master. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Would it not be treachery?" -------------------- The Old Testament i. One wonders at the number of them, considering that the writer had never been at Rome. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a It was written for our learning, that we might have hope, knowing we are doing what is right even when it is difficult. And again he says: "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!" Wisdom Literature i. I fully preached the gospel of Christ: We sense that Paul would consider "bare" preaching, without the active and sometimes miraculous work of the Holy Spirit evident, to be less than fully preaching the gospel. There are options set in 'Advanced Options' Clear Advanced Options. But, in loving condescension covering our faults, and seeking our good, he welcomed us to his heart; so, in the same way, and with the same purpose, let us receive one another.". The New English Bible translates this, be my allies in the fight. Morphological Greek New Testament, and Such a person may want to please his neighbor, but not for his good. -------------------- Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written: "For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles, and sing to Your name." Τολμηρότερον, more boldly) That is, I have acted somewhat boldly in writing to you, who are unknown to me, when I should rather have gone to you in person. When we respond rightly to the reproaches the world casts against us for Jesus' sake, it bothers them even more. 1. c. That the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable: When the Gentiles live glorifying God, then their offering to God is acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit - the necessity of such a sacrifice makes Paul's writing necessary. e. Paul here concludes the letter except for personal greetings in Romans 16. i. d. Leading to edification: All too often, Christians find it easier to tear each other down instead of building each other up; this is a classic strategy of Satan against the church that must be resisted. (Rom 15:7-13) Filled with love for others and joy and peace by the Holy Spirit. 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. Webster's Bible, -------------------- Let each one of us please our neighbour, but always for his good and always for his upbuilding in the faith. The ancient Greek word translated strive together is sunagonizomai - literally meaning, "agonize together." Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. a. Strive together with me in prayers to God for me, that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe: Sensing that danger awaited him in Jerusalem (having been warned several times as recorded in Acts 20:22-23 and Acts 21:10-14), Paul knew he needed the prayers of God's people to see him through the difficulty promised him. Minor Prophets Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. b. Luke-Acts GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. Major Prophets 15. as it is written—(Isa 52:7). 1. Pentateuch Not where Christ was named: Paul did not want to build on another man's foundation. The New Testament Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. An old Christian song goes, "I've got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart" and then goes on to other verses like "I've got the peace that passes understanding down in my heart" and "I got the wonderful love of my Blessed Redeemer down in my heart." Cite Share Print. It concerns all to do that first which is most needful. i. General Epistles 3 For even Christ didn’t live to please himself. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. c. The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me: The commandment Jesus fulfilled from Psalm 69:7 applies to us as well. -------------------- -------------------- We accomplish that goal by having one mind and one mouth - by unity in our thinking and speech. In fulfilling this call, he didn't just preach the gospel of salvation but also instructed believers how to live before God. Romans 15:1 Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. So the ministry of the gospel is conceived of after the pattern of priestly offering." Minor Prophets GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point (McGarvey p. 532) "we"-"It is a characteristic of Paul"s to identify himself with those on whom he lays especial burdens." 3. The Whole Bible 15. Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus: "Now the God of patience"-God doesn"t ask of us, what He Himself isn"t already doing. The Old Testament Johannine Writings Johannine Writings Luke-Acts (Rom 15:1-2) Filled with care and concern for others. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. -------------------- Commentary on Romans 15:22-29 (Read Romans 15:22-29) The apostle sought the things of Christ more than his own will, and would not leave his work of planting churches to go to Rome. Instead of dividing of disputable matters, Jews and Gentiles should unite in Jesus over the common ground of praise. Major Prophets Septuagint, iv. Answering his question from Romans 6:15, Paul has made it clear: As believers, we have a change of ownership. Pin. It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. Major Prophets Study the bible online using commentary on Romans 10 and more! Tweet. Minor Prophets . Read Romans 10 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). It makes them know there isn't anything they can do against a child of God whose eyes are really on Jesus. We are often in so much of a hurry, and God often seems to work too slowly for us. He is sure that Christ has done great things through him, and he is glad that he can draw attention to those things. BLB Searches. (14-15) The necessity of the preaching of the gospel. Johannine Writings The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Translations available: Johannine Writings But as it is written. Amen. Hebrew Names Version, In proportion as a man grows in grace he feels his dependence upon God, and, in a certain sense, his dependence upon God's people." 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