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Verse of the Day (August 15, 2020)

Verse of the Day (August 15, 2020) #BMSeminary – {vv. 5-9} Another example of potential conflict: various attitudes about the observance of “days” (v. 5). This may point to Jew-Gentile tensions in Roman congregations, as Jewish converts may have had a soft spot for continuing observance of feasts and occasions that Gentile converts felt no responsibility toward. An analogy today might be differing views on what kinds of activities one may engage in on Sundays. But since every congregation member is “the Lord’s” (v. 8), we should work through these matters with mutual love and respect—serving one another with the priority of building up the church rather that enforcing our own preferences. Jesus’ death and resurrection on behalf of all those in the church—i.e., the core of the gospel message—provides the foundation for Paul’s reasoning in this entire section (v. 9). [Gospel Transformation Study Bible]


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