Romans 15:1-13 – October 8
We’re continuing in the book of Romans until October 12 and then starting Revelation on October 13. Please feel free to read and journal with us as often as you can, with the goal of getting to daily time at the feet of Jesus.
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We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” 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.
5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:
“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
I will sing the praises of your name.”
10 Again, it says,
“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”
11 And again,
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
let all the peoples extol him.”
12 And again, Isaiah says,
“The Root of Jesse will spring up,
one who will arise to rule over the nations;
in him the Gentiles will hope.”
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer for My Attitude | Becky Newman
What a beautiful prayer for the readers of Romans! Paul references the same endurance and encouragement in verse 4 immediately preceding this prayer. Endurance is taught through reading the scriptures from the Old Testament–hundreds and hundreds of years the people spent waiting for their Savior to come; through the flood, the promise to Abraham, slavery in Egypt, 40 years wandering to the Promised Land, Judges, Kings, exile, faith and hope remained = endurance. The encouragement that the scriptures provide is that God is faithful, through the whole list above and then through sending His son Jesus to be our Savior. Paul prays that God would give us and attitude like Jesus’. We come from so many different backgrounds and have been given different spiritual gifts to use for God’s glory, but the one unifying thing among us should be our root in God, focusing on Him in everything we do for His glory.
This is a prayer I need to pray more often. An attitude more like Jesus’? Yes, please! Everything comes from You–endurance, encouragement, hope, Jesus’ attitude. These are things I can’t get just by trying really hard. I need to humble myself before You and ask.
God, please give me the same attitude of mind that Jesus had. And I pray the same for everyone doing this study, that we would be of one mind and mission, all for Your glory.