Does this connexion involve the conclusion that “the relations of Jew and Gentile were directly or indirectly involved in the relations of strong and weak”? And I myself am persuaded of you — The apology which the apostle here offers for writing to a church with which he was not personally acquainted was the more necessary, because, in his letter, he had opposed some of their strongest prejudices, and had rebuked them for certain irregularities in their conduct. ὑμᾶς only mediately (as Hofmann splits the reference). Compare Ephesians 1:6. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/romans-15.html. “Therefore receive one another as Christ also received you unto the glory of God.” As the work ultimates in the glorification of both Jews and Gentiles after the similitude of God Himself, so all of His disciples are to focalize all their powers of body, mind, spirit and influence to lead all they possibly can influence so to follow Jesus as to reach this ultimate glorification which Paul and his comrades hailed in constant anticipation, looking out for the glorified Savior to come and take them to heaven. Hort. See the like, Matthew 5:48 Ephesians 5:2. It is inconsistent for a Christian to reject someone whom God has accepted. (Green p. 16) We might define this word as "receive hospitably" (CBL, GED, 5:343) since God "has received believers." Wherefore. So Weiss, who argues that in what follows we have the expansion and proof of the idea that God’s glory (the glory of His faithfulness and of His mercy) is the end contemplated by Christ’s reception alike of Jew and Gentile. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. "Commentary on Romans 15:7". "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Unity in the works of God is never uniformity. Here our apostle concludes the argument which he had hitherto insisted upon, in this and the former chapter, namely, That all Christians, both strong and weak, should mutually forbear one another, and that both Jew and Gentile should receive each other into fellowship and communion, without contention about things of an indifferent nature: Wherefore receive ye one another. [153] ACD corrected later, G g Vulg. BibliographyPett, Peter. We are to forgive one another "even as" God for Christ"s sake hath forgiven us. As Christ has received us in order to promote the glory of God, so ought we to treat each other in a similar manner for a similar purpose. (McGuiggan p. 418). American Tract Society. College Press, Joplin, MO. (There are even more variations than … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 16:25-27" Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. The word translated accept (proslambano) is in the present tense and the imperative mood. The same ground of appeal is stressed here that was stressed in the preceding chapter, namely, that since Christ has received us all as Christians, the least that we can do is to receive each other, at the same time being willing to overlook the mistakes and errors of the weak, just as Christ has forgiven us. These three verses contain a doxology, and they bring the Letter to the Romans to a close. Romans 15:7-13. Romans 15:6, KJV: "That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." The phrase, glory of God, for glorifying God, is of the same kind with that used ch. Christ received all the chosen ones into his heart's love and affection from eternity; he received them in the council of peace, and when the covenant of grace was made at his Father's hands, in the most tender manner, in order to take the care of them, preserve and save them; he assumed their nature, took upon him their sins, and sustained their persons in time, when he became incarnate, and suffered and died for them; and he receives them in the effectual calling on their coming to him, which he encourages by assuring them, that he will in no wise cast them out; so far is he from it, that he embraces them with open arms, and in the most affectionate manner receives them, though sinners, and eats with them; and notwithstanding all their unworthiness, sins, and transgressions: to the glory of God: that is, either in order to bring them to the enjoyment of eternal life and happiness; which is sometimes so called, because of the glory that shall be beheld by the saints, be revealed in them, and put upon them, both in soul and body; and which is all of God's preparing and bestowing, and will lie in the vision and enjoyment of him: for this they were chosen in Christ, given to him, and received by him before the world began; and that they might enjoy it, Christ came into this world, took on him their persons, and died in their stead; and to this they are called by his grace with an holy calling; and when he has guided them with his counsel through this world, he will receive them to this glory: or else by "the glory of God" is meant the glorifying of God, the perfections of God, as his wisdom, power, faithfulness, truth, justice, holiness, love, grace, and mercy, and the like; which is done by Christ's becoming the surety, and Mediator of the new covenant, Hebrews 7:22, by his assumption of human nature, by his obedience, sufferings, and death, and by obtaining redemption for his people: and the force of the apostle's exhortation and argument is, that as Christ has received his people both in eternity and time, in so tender a manner, though unworthy, whereby he has glorified God, which was the principal end in view, and next to that the glorifying of them; so it becomes them to be like minded to one another, Romans 15:5, and affectionately receive and embrace each other, that so they may join together in glorifying the God and Father of Christ also, Romans 15:6. To the glory of God - In order to promote his glory. "The Bible Study New Testament". For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.” There must be an acceptance of each other as well as agreement on matters of doctrine and morality. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? The Priestly Ministry of Paul and his Itinerary (15:14-33) A. Romans 15:13 is a wonderful prayer that Paul wants every believer to experience: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in … Mangold finds himself led by his peculiar point of view, according to which the strong in this chapter are merely the small number of extreme Paulinists, to give to the word receive a wholly different sense from that which it had Romans 14:1, where the same recommendation was addressed to the entire (according to him, Judeo-Christian) church. (Romans 7:25.) Romans 15:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 15:5, NIV: "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had," Romans 15:5, ESV: "May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus," Romans 15:5, KJV: "Now the God of patience … ὑ΄ᾶς, beside which it stands, and to which, in accordance with Romans 15:8-9 ff., it is alone suitable. "Commentary on Romans 15:7". Paul used this term in the preceding chapter ( , 3). BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. Wherefore receive ye one another, even as Christ also received you, to the glory of God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/romans-15.html. Words in boxes are from the Bible. 1801-1803. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/romans-15.html. This approach to Christianity twists the text and will lead people to destruction ( 2 Peter 3:16). Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. Yes, of course he finds joy in our faithful serving of him but that joy is the result of his children doing themselves good by serving him. We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. The apostle would seem, by this conclusion, to have reached the end of the whole development begun Romans 14:1. The union of Christians glorifies God. (See under Romans 14:10). My fellow-prisoners — That is, imprisoned for the gospel as I was. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ges/romans-15.html. 2012. Salute Andronicus and Junia — Or, Junias rather, it being evidently the name of a man, as appears from the apostle’s terming them both his kinsmen — And saying, that they were of note among the apostles. — The manner in which Christians are to receive one another to church fellowship is as Christ has received them. Receive. |[290] τὸ αὐτὸ φρονεῖν; καθὼς κ.τ.λ. Philippians 2:11; Ephesians 1:12. Wherefore receive ye one another: see Romans 14:1,3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/romans-15.html. As in Romans 14:1 but wider—each other, in spite of all the differences which tend to separate man from man; cf. (Romans 7:22.) 3. Learn hence, 1. Romans 11:15; Philemon 1:12; Philemon 1:17; Acts 18:26; Acts 28:2. The thought is the same as in Romans 14:3, that Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians might receive each other because God, or in this case God’s Messiah, has received them. "Living By Faith: Commentary on Romans". He has said that sin has no dominion or authority over us because we are not under the law but under God's grace through faith in Christ. Do this that God may be glorified. (Chrysostom, Oecumenius, Erasmus, and others); and just as little with the latter immediately, but with προσελάβ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/romans-15.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hal/romans-15.html. Or do they? (154) Those, who have omitted the name Jesus in this passage, seem to have had respect to Romans 15:3; Romans 15:7. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/romans-15.html. Receive one another, in the spirit of charity, peace, patience, as Christ also hath received you, and bore with your infirmities. These people look for and only fellowship those who are virtually identical to themselves. "Commentary on Romans 15:7". (e) He did not shun us, but received us of his own accord, to make us partakers of God's glory. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-15.html. He has redeemed us, and renewed us, in order to promote the honor of God; compare Ephesians 1:6. Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. "Commentary on Romans 15:7". Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear: Library: Topical Studies: X-References: Commentaries: No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Romans 15:7. This would serve to confirm that in Romans 14:3 Jew/Gentile distinctions were in mind. As, or according as. ἡμᾶς. Philippians 2:11, Ephesians 1:12-14. But the clause has of course a meaning even if attached to what immediately precedes: ὁ χριστὸς προσελ. (Romans 15:1 J. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/romans-15.html. It is a continuing plea for essential unity. Thus, he draws all his arguments from the work of Christ. In Romans 15:7-13, Paul ties in the themes from chapter 1 through verbal links and gives a conclusive summary of his theological argument in chapters 9-11, but more than that, he concludes many of the themes of his entire letter.3 Paul makes an exhortation and supports it with something Christ did for the Jews, with lasting effects for the Gentiles. |[291] κατὰ Χρ. The words,to the glory of God, may be applied to us only, or to Christ, or to him and us together: of the last I mostly approve, and according to this import, — “As Christ has made known the glory of the Father in receiving us into favor, when we stood in need of mercy; so it behooves us, in order to make known also the glory of the same God, to establish and confirm this union which we have in Christ.” (444). Romans 14:1) in Christian fellowship. to make us partakers of the glory of God, or to declare and manifest the glory of God’s truth to the Jews, and mercy to the Gentiles, as he showeth in the following verses. "Commentary on Romans 15:7". Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. Commentary on Romans 15:14-21 (Read Romans 15:14-21) The apostle was persuaded that the Roman Christians were filled with a kind and affectionate spirit, as well as with knowledge. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 15:7". Paul must then be considered as exhorting the Gentile converts to forbearance towards their Jewish brethren, on the ground that Christ had received them, though aliens, into the commonwealth of Israel. To the glory of God.—That God might be glorified by the admission into the Church of Gentiles as well as Jews; a parenthetic remark without direct bearing on the argument. Such comfort there is in the presence of Christ (though but in the womb), as it made John to spring. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible". This verse resumes and restates Romans 15:5-6. προσλ. (Romans 7:25.) On all the grounds stated in Romans 14:1 to Romans 15:6. προσλ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bpc/romans-15.html. This "is the reason for also accepting/welcoming one another (especially ‘the weak')" (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 3:175). To the glory of God. Romans 15 Commentary (scroll down for Homilies) ROBERT RAYBURN. He would have them, Jews and Gentiles, lay aside all distinction, coldness, and reserve, in their conversation one with another; and, as domestics of the same family, live friendly and familiar, notwithstanding their different judgments about those ritual observances. But this cannot be the meaning here, as we are not yet received to His glory; whereas the glory here spoken of is already manifested. Romans 15:6.). "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". "Commentary on Romans 15:7". (Comp. The repetition here is addressed to both the strong and the weak and the “us” (ημας — hēmās) includes all. 1863-1878. "Commentary on Romans 15:7". "Commentary on Romans 15:7". Next week we begin what we’re calling the “Postscript” to Romans, where Paul offers a few personal remarks and extended greetings, but this week we’re putting a wrap on the substantive part of this remarkable journey we’ve been on here in the book of Romans for the better part of a year now. Patience and Self-Denial. And if there is some concession to make, some antipathy to surmount, some difference of opinion to allow, some injury to forgive, one thing ought to lift us above all these annoyances—the thought that we are thereby laboring for the glory of God, who received us in grace through Jesus Christ. "Commentary on Romans 15:7". As Christ also received us - That is, received us as his friends and followers; see Romans 14:3. Romans 15:14-17. 1871-8. (McGuiggan p. 418), "Jews are to receive Gentiles and Gentiles Jews..the rich are to receive the poor and the poor the rich; the ignorant are to receive the learned and the learned the ignorant; employers and employees, male and female--and all other categories, they are to receive one another "even as" Christ received them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/romans-15.html. The command to receive into fellowship is turned into a command to show kindness. "Commentary on Romans 15:7". CHAPTER 15. Paul wrote in 14:2 that "God hath received him," and here that "Christ also received you," the same being another example of the manner in which Paul used the terms God and Christ almost interchangeably, and making it absolutely clear that Paul received Christ as deity. 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