Sunday, July 21, 2013

welcoming the weak

Good evening friends,
Paul continues his discussion in our passage today about how the Christian life is about serving others, not about insisting on our rights. We often think about special privileges for those who are strongest. Paul instead thinks that those who are strongest have special obligations to the community.

God bless,

Romans 15:1-7
We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2Each of us must please our neighbour for the good purpose of building up the neighbour. 3For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, ‘The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.’ 4For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

5May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, 6so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

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