Thursday, August 3 - Be An Answer To Prayer
Read Romans 15:7
As we can see from this week’s essay, Rebekah’s story is layered and complex, including political dynamics as well as spiritual and familial ones. If we consider this in both our personal lives, and on a larger scale, as citizens of a godly nation (and what that means for our politics), consider how we might be the answer to someone’s prayers in light of this verse. Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Romans 15:7, NRSV).
The commentary in my study Bible for this verse says, “This verse captures the spirit of Paul’s argument in 14:1-15:13. Welcome (Gk. paralambano) means genuine acceptance as Christ accepted us. Prejudice is a scandal to the gospel (1 Cor 11:20-22).
Does this knowledge change or solidify the way you show up in the world, both personally and as a citizen? In what way?