Romans 15-16

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Romans 15:1 - "We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves." - ESV Do we truly 'bear with the failings of the weak'? That's not the standard I see lived out in so much of Christiandom. Harsh criticsm is more the rule. It is my nature to be the same way. I assume everyone should be like me, have my perspective and insight, my understanding, appreciate what I appreciate. When they are not, I have too little grace.

Romans 15:14 - My inability to trust that folks are "able to instruct one another" is discouraging to me. It's jsut another aspect of y pridefull, critical heart. I think that people need my opinion and insight, or jsut that something should not go forward without my inout. I keep praying that God will deliver me from the curse of my pride and judgemntal nature. Oe day, i do believe that I will look back and realize that he has.

Romans 16::3-16 - I wish we knew the story behind these reationsips. Behind each naem is a connection with Paul and a story, probably many. Epaenetus - the first convert in Asia, Androonicus and Junia - well known to the apostles, why? Apelles is approved, Rufus is chosen adn his Mom was like a Mom to Paul! I want to know these stories!

Romans 16:17 - A warning we would do well to pay more attention to. Avoid those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the gospel. There is plenty of that going around all over, and no, that is not another reference to the unity proposal.

Romans 16;22 - I wonder what it was like to be with Paul and to take down his thoughts as he wrote them. To watch him in his excitement in delivering them adn in his passion for the people they were prepared for.

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Good day, Bro.

I gotta say that you do not hold the market on that pride thingy. If you've read any of the comments I have left over at the Thinklings, and also over at my site over the last two weeks you would know that I have been praying daily for a greater and greater amount of humility. When my site comes back up feel free to check out my posting entitled ZIIIINNNNGGGG!!!

I know we have always been taught to "be careful when you pray for humility, because you just might get it." I have a word that describes how I feel about that statement...BALDERDASH!!! Humility will only make me more like Christ. Why in the world would I pray for it in a reserved way?

Anyway, I will add your own quest for humility to my prayer list.

You said:
"I want to know these stories!"

The Lord said:
"Nope. ya' gotta wait 'til ya' enter my rest, after which point you won't care."

(heh-heh)

By the way: do you sepll chekc yoir pots? (and I ask that as one who could be King Typo)
;-)

Spell check? Usually, but I forget sometimes. My spelling isn't too bad, but I'm a real bad typist. Real bad. LOL.



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