Romans 15:14-24

Paul explains that he is called to convert and strengthen gentiles. Paul knows he is not writing to a novice community but to one who knows and practices the faith – they are full of “goodness” v.14.

While Paul never hesitates to affirm his position of authority and responsibility as the one to whom “grace was given” there is a humble aspect to his statement as he affirms his complete dependence on the Lord. v.18-19

So what principles can we extract from the verses for today? One clear principle is successful ministry is always God’s doing. Since we all are part of a ministry, perhaps today you can consider your ministry and how God has enabled you to be successful or what you need to do to allow God to work through you.

Mary Lynn