Thursday, July 2, 2020

Thursday - Romans 15 - Friendly Christianity



N Proverbs 18:24, Solomon wrote, "A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother." Having a friend and being a friend is a priceless treasure. I admit, I'm no authority on friendliness, befriending, or friendship; but God is. Here in Romans 15 we find a good lesson on (and a better illustration of) Christian friendship. On the heels of the weak/strong lesson of Romans 14, Paul picks right up in this chapter with a rich call to genuine kindness.  We unworthy saints who have found God to be our friend should most certainly behave in a friendly manner to those of like faith to us. True it may be that we do not all see eye to eye on every issue (as was addressed in the previous chapter), however we do follow the same Christ, pray to the same Father, and are sealed by the same Holy Spirit. That should be enough. That should be all the common ground we need to merit a deep & sincere friendship within the body of Christ.

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