Paul’s request to be delivered was not for the purpose of his being spared further persecution or even death. There is no distinction, under the gospel, between the Jew and Gentile; Christ has received both classes upon the same terms and to the same privileges, Romans 15:8-12. Jesus addresses the peacemakers in particular by saying, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).A “peacemaker” is someone who reconciles people with God and with one another. There is nothing strange at all in Paul‘s having so many friends in Rome though he had not yet been there himself. The most basic answer to this supposed contradiction is that both statements are true depending on the time and context. There are two themes in the closing section of Chapter 15 -- one is the church at Rome, and the other is the ministry of the Apostle Paul. (33) Amen.—The weight of MS. authority is decidedly in favour of retaining this word, though it is omitted by three MSS. KJV_Strongs 33 G1161 Now G2316 the God G1515 of peace G3326 be with G5216 you G3956 all G281. Paul directed the Roman Christians to pray for the exercise of the divine providence in protecting him from danger, and for the Holy Spirit to influence the minds of the brethren in Jerusalem. all true solid conscience peace, the peace of God, which passeth Here it fits his great argument, which was to persuade the believing Romans to be at peace amongst themselves, and not to contend about indifferent things. In the midst of these scenes of strife and danger. 5. The Spirit of God calls the good state of the conscience of the believer peace and prosperity, whatever may be his case regarding things external. Almighty Author of thy Holy Scriptures, let the sweet savor of thy word be always uppermost in my heart. Now the God of peace be with you all, Amen. ] Now the peace of God be with you all. So what exactly is peace, and how can we have “inner peace”? 1. The peace of God, that peace which God gives, includes all the mercies necessary for the perfect blessedness of the soul. Amen. A benediction was natural, and the anticipated conflicts might well lead him to speak of God as ‘the God of peace.’. his Son upon this head; the scheme of reconciliation was drawn by In Romans 16:7, the phrase “are notable among the apostles” could mean that they were themselves prominent apostles in the community of believers, though not of the twelve. Some existing manuscripts in which this title appears are: Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus of the fourth century C.E. Pastors and preachers must of course preach Christ where he had before been known; but they should not appropriate to themselves the results of the labors of others, or boast of things which Christ has not wrought by them. Now the God of peace be with you all. Romans 12 highlights the social and community aspects of salvation. Compare, How amazing it is to be able to come to the God of the Universe and speak to Him as “Father! Christian ministers are not priests, i.e. Romans 12:15, ESV: "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep." 6. Proverbs 15:33. Romans 15 Living to Please Others 1 We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. He was permitted to visit Rome; yet the very thing from which he sought to be delivered, the very opposition of the Jews, made it necessary for him to appeal to Caesar, and this was the means of his accomplishing his desire. "Amen" is placed here, though it is wanting in the Alexandrian Romans 15 continues Paul's thoughts about those who are strong and weak in faith. If God be with us, no good thing can be wanting to us. As we saw in Romans 1–3, salvation in Christ comprises reconciliation, righteousness and justice, and faith and faithfulness. Now the God of peace be with you all. He is also the author of happiness and The fact that men are prejudiced against us, is no reason why we should not do them good. He is also the author of happiness and prosperity, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, and likewise of all the peace and concord which is in his churches, and among his saints; so that when the apostle wishes that the God of peace might be with them, he not only prays that the presence of God might be with them; but that they might have fresh views of their interest in peace, made by the blood of Christ; that they might enjoy peace in their own consciences, arising from thence; that they might be possessed of felicity of every kind, and that unity and harmony might subsist among them; that the peace of God might rule in their hearts, and they live in love and peace one with another, laying aside all their differences as Jews and Gentiles, about the rites and ceremonies of the law of Moses; to which the apostle may have a particular respect in this concluding wish of his, and here indeed properly the epistle ends; the following chapter being as a sort of postscript, filled up with salutations and recommendations of particular persons; wherefore the word "Amen" is placed here, though it is wanting in the Alexandrian copy. 1. . The man who reaps the harvest, is not always he who sowed the seed. The success of a minister in winning souls to Christ may be fairly appealed to as evidence that he preaches the truth. Study Romans 15 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. let a portion of thy meek Spirit be upon me, and upon all thy Church and people! Romans 15:33. The sacred Scriptures are designed for men in all ages of the world, and are the great source of religious knowledge and consolation, Romans 15:4. Compare 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3. We must not just please ourselves. may I esteem thy word more than my necessary food! 33 … Now the God of peace be with you all. Romans 11:17-21 . 4. 9. What a contrast is thus presented to hierarchical pride, and in particular to the affected humility of the bishop of this very Rome! Since he asks their prayers, it is only natural that he prays for them. Romans 12:15, KJV: "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." What does Romans chapter 15 mean? That I may come to you with joy: The prayers of Paul and the Romans were answered, though not in the manner they expected. In Romans 16:1, manuscripts vary, referring to Phoebe either as “our sister” or “your sister.” In Romans 16:7, the phrase “are notable among the apostles” could mean that they were themselves prominent apostles in the community of believers, though not of the twelve. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus lists the blessings that await those who live their lives in a certain way. As he begged them to pray for him, so he prays for them. Here, probably, we have the latter meaning. In the verses concluding this chapter, Paul expressed his earnest desire to visit Rome. rom childhood, he likely had both names. 53 SdaBc-6 (00b) Roman History in New Testament Times.pdf. The word Amen, at the end, does not appear to have been written by the apostle: it is wanting in some of the most ancient MSS. Lachm. A frequent choice for funerals is the Easter Vigil reading from Romans: Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 31 That I may bee deliuered from them that do not beleeue in Iudea, and that my seruice which I haue for Hierusalem, may bee accepted of the Saints: 32 That I may come vnto you with ioy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. The human heart resists censoriousness, pride, and ill-feeling, in an admonisher; and is thrown into such a state, by the exhibition of these evil dispositions, that the truth is little likely to do it any good. The fact that the Romans were over a thousand miles away from Jerusalem and didn’t know either the disobedient Jews or the prejudiced saints made no difference. "Far from being an afterthought that included only a few personal remarks, [Note: Steve Strauss, "Missions Theology in, "through the blood the everlasting covenant", "strive together in their prayers to God", Since he asks their prayers, it is only natural that he prays for them. Amen. They must be of one mind, i.e., sincerely and affectionately united, if they would glorify their Father in heaven, Romans 15:5-7. We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life. God’s presence is inclusive of all good, and exclusive of all evil. The quotation of the predictions of the Old Testament by the sacred writers of the New, and the application of them in proof of their doctrines, involves an acknowledgment of the divine authority of the ancient prophets. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. as depicting a regenerate person, etc. 23 But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you, 24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain. about the rites and ceremonies of the law of Moses; to which the He is also the object of our hope, but here the focus is on God as the source of hope. Amen. How close the bond which the one spirit draws between ministers and people - how wide the separation produced by the other! This is often done. The God of peace be with you - The whole object of the epistle is to establish peace between the believing Jews and Gentiles, and to show them their mutual obligations, and the infinite mercy of God to both; and now he concludes with praying that the God of peace - he from whom it comes, and by whom it is preserved - may be for ever with them. Besides these qualifications, he who admonishes others should be entitled thus to act. How close the bond which the one spirit draws between ministers and people-how wide the separation produced by the other! More important, “peace” for Paul is not merely an individual experience, but often occurs among authentic community (Romans 14:19; 15:33; 1 Corinthians 7:15; see also Colossians 3:15; Ephesians 2:14-17; 4:3). On this subject the advice of the pious Mr. Herbert is good: -. One of the characteristics of God that Paul often mentions in benedictions (1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Philemon 4:9; Romans 16:20). This, however, like all other evidence, to be of any value, must be carefully examined and faith fully applied. Now the God of peace be with you all, Amen. ] For Paul, God’s peace is not an optional add-on, but part of the experience of authentic faith and spirituality. ... commitment to excellence, meaning of jubilee God will hear his main desire, to be made holy; will convert what he fears into a blessing, and make it the means of accomplishing the great end. We should pray for others in such a way as really to enter into their trials and conflicts; and believe that our prayers, when sincere, are a real and great assistance to them. Paul knew God as the “God of peace.” According to the Bible, peace is synonymous with salvation. Now the God of peace be with you all. By being accounted as righteous by faith they will have peace with the God of peace. The peace here sought is to be taken in its widest sense: the peace of reconciliation to God, first, "through the blood the everlasting covenant" (Hebrews 13:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Philippians 4:9); then, the peace which that reconciliation diffuses among all the partakers of it (1 Corinthians 14:33; 2 Corinthians 13:11; and see the note at Romans 16:20); more widely still, that peace which the children of God, in beautiful imitation of their Father in heaven, are called and privileged to diffuse far and wide through this sin distracted and divided world (Romans 12:18; Matthew 5:9; James 3:18; Hebrews 12:14). Romans 15:33. Reader! Romans 16:20; 1 Corinthians 14:33; Php 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:20[164] Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Why do you say that? . Romans 15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. In one aspect, the fundamental error of the church of Rome is the doctrine that Christian ministers are priests. (Read Romans 15:30-33) Let us learn to value the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous. Let every one of us--lay himself out to 1 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Lord! (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). 13 Now. Let me never lose sight of thy love, thou gracious God the Spirit, in that thou hast caused whatsoever things were written aforetime, to be written for our learning. Salem Media Group. (Romans 15:33) The Solution. Paul's peculiar modesty, humility, and mildness, should serve as an example to us, Romans 15:14, Romans 15:15. Amen. Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright 1996, 2004, 2007, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. (Exodus 15:3) Now the God of peace be with you all. Nothing can prove that to be true which the Bible pronounces to be false, Romans 15:18, Romans 15:19. 1:21), which results in doing every kind of evil to one another (Rom. Amen. As such, it offers significant insights for a contemporary biblical theology of missions. 33 … Romans 10:12-13 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. Romans 15:14-33 Bible Study: Mission Yet Remaining gives special insight into the Apostle Paul's plans and thinking of missions. Romans 15:33 KJV. Men have no right to make terms of communion which Christ has not made, Romans 15:7. Amen. The urgency of needs should motivate us to pray. 3. Amen. Rom 15:1. 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