February 19, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Romans 15-16
Click here for the reading
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:16:1-2 Paul is often accused of being anti-women in his writings, yet here he has placed his trust in a women and instructed that she be treated as any servant of the Lord would be treated. What does this tell you? Why are Paul’s instructions in these verses important? How do you follow them?