Romans 15: 4-6
We all need the endurance, encouragement, and hope that scripture brings. This text reminds us of one of the purposes of those things. So that we (His church) might live in “harmony”. And with “one voice” glorify and worship our God “together”. There is only one way and place to do that. In His local church. The Bible says that is exactly how the world will know followers of Christ… by their love for each other in John 13: 34-35.
I hope you are being obedient to Christ as a part of His church. And I hope you are in harmony with other believers… And I hope that you have this hope that only comes by being in His Word, and in His church. That’s God’s plan for all believers. Don’t try to create your own plan, either by neglecting church, or neglecting to be in harmony with other believers. That is rebellion against God. That is worshiping your own self made religion. Serve Him today in all you do. And to Christ be the glory!!
Verse 4 “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6. that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”