Romans 15:15-16


The verses previous to these mentioned the praise Paul gave to his readers—in these verses Paul mentions constructive criticism. Paul does not even give specifics about the things for which he reproved them, but he does mention that his interaction was completed with boldness. He was confident that his very direct teaching would be helpful for the sanctification of his listeners. 
This forces us to consider two important points: first, we have a responsibility to help other believers to be more like Jesus. It is easy to hide behind pious statements like, “I try not to be judgmental,” but most times that is an excuse for laziness. Jesus confronted sin in people’s lives. Paul was bold in confrontation. You should be too. 
Secondly, sometimes you will be on the other end of confrontation. No one likes that. However, when another believer loves you enough to attempt to help you be more like Jesus, you need to accept it in humility. Search your life to see if it true. Do you need to change your outlook or your actions? 
Our goal is to be like Jesus. We must help each other.    
Romans 15:15-16  But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God  16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.


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