Romans Lesson 28 Day 5

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13. Paul will face persecution and prison in Jerusalem.

The Holy Spirit compelled Paul to go to Jerusalem and warned him several times of the dangers he will face there. In fact, he knows by the Holy Spirit and Agabus, persecution and prison await him.

14. Paul urgently pleads with the believers in Rome to intercede for him.

The ancient Greek word translated strive together is sunagonizomai – literally meaning, agonize together.

The New English Bible translates this: be my allies in the fight. The New Living Bible translates the phrase like this: join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. (Guzik)

Paul who received great revelation and saw amazing fruit from his ministry still needed the prayer support of other believers. I love that even though he boldly continued to travel and preach the gospel after being shipwrecked, beaten, abandoned by supporters, etc. he still remained vulnerable and humble.

15. Paul’s prayer requests

  • Delivered from unbelievers in Judea
  • The saints will receive the gift favorably
  • Afterward, he will visit the readers with joy
  • Their visit together will be a time of rest and spiritual refreshing

16. May the God of peace be with you all.  (Romans 15:33 ESV)

The whole object of the epistle is to establish peace between the believing Jews and Gentiles, and to show them their mutual obligations, and the infinite mercy of God to both; and now he concludes with praying that the God of peace – he from whom it comes, and by whom it is preserved – may be for ever with them. (Adam Clark Commentary, Public Domain)

Peace, in scripture, signifies generally all kinds of good and prosperity; as it is said, Isaiah 45:7, ‘I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil.’ To say, then, that God is the God of peace, is to say that He is the author of every blessing. The Spirit of God calls the good state of the conscience of the believer peace and prosperity, whatever may be his case regarding things external. His peace Jesus promised to His disciples: ‘Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.’ (Haldane’s Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans, Public Domain)

Peace is one of my greatest desires.

A wiser woman pointed that out to me after we had lunch together about 23 years ago.

But I still hoped for peace that the world gives–especially between family members and church members.

I’ve since learned the world doesn’t offer a peace that satisfies.

Satisfying peace only comes from the Prince of Peace.

The kind of peace that allows you to sleep during a raging storm.

I overflow with praise when I come before you,
    for the anointing of your presence satisfies me like nothing else.
    You are such a rich banquet of pleasure to my soul.
 I lie awake each night thinking of you
    and reflecting on how you help me like a father.
    I sing through the night under your splendor-shadow,
    offering up to you my songs of delight and joy! (Psalm 63:5-7 TPT)

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MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on Romans Lesson 28 Day 5 ~ Romans 15:30-33; Acts 20:22-23