Tuesday, April 2

In Order To Bring Praise To God

This week I'll be finishing up my study of Romans...or will I? As it turns out I enjoyed my journey through this book so much that I couldn't bear the thought of it ending just yet. I actually teared up in chapter 15 at the thought of this adventure reaching it's conclusion. And then a very happy thought popped into my mind - why not start over? Indeed, why not? So I'll be beginning again in chapter one next week, hooray! 

For this round I plan to look at some additional commentaries. I'll continue posting some of my favorite verses here as well as links to engaging articles and book recommendations. Today I wanted to share an exhortation from none other than chapter 15. I love the encouragement to accept our fellow believers "in order to bring praise to God." Enjoy dear ones!

Romans 15:4-7 (NIV) 
4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

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