Receive One Another

Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God” (Ro­mans 15:7).

The final, climactic principle for how Christians are to conduct themselves in spite of all their differences in matters of conscience is: Receive one another just as Christ also received us. This is the practical outworking of the previous principles Paul has pronounced.

The strong are to receive the weak in conscience and neither is to view the other unfavor­ably (Romans 14:1-13) because Christ has received us as we were.

All need to focus on helping the brethren, not judging them (Romans 14:14-19), because Christ does.

The strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak (Romans 15:1-6), because of Christ’s example.

Regardless of the ways your conscience is strong and weak, regardless of what scruples you may have had when you believed the gospel and were baptized into Christ, regardless of whether you were Jew or Gentile, male or female, Christ saved you, warmly welcomed you into God’s family, and graciously embraced you as His fellow heir.

As Christ’s disciples we are to do to one another as He has done to us. This glorifies God.

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