February 14, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Romans 15-16
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Commentary: Romans is a book that builds upon itself, each topic building upon the previous topic: sin (ch 1-3), salvation (ch 4-5), sanctification (ch 6-8), God's sovereignty over all (ch 9-11), sacrifice, submission, and service (ch 12-15), and being sent (ch 16). These final chapters emphasize the importance of helping fellow believers grow in their faith. Paul’s quotes from the Old Testament show that salvation for the Gentiles was always a part of God’s plan.
Focus Verses: 15:23-29 Paul was committed to spreading God’s word to as far away as possible. Yet, Paul was always willing to wait on the Lord’s timing. Paul’s commitment to doing the Lord’s work showed in his daily life and in his writings. What is your commitment? Are you listening and receptive to the Lord’s plan?