Romans 1:5

Paul returns to the subject of the salutation of the Romans, and states to them his authority to address them. That authority he had derived not from man, but by the direct authority of Jesus Christ. Paul received grace on his way to Damascus and his apostleship while healing from his blindness from seeing the full glory of Jesus.

The faith Paul is referring to is the content of Christian belief. Faith produces obedience to God. Remember without faith you can’t please God.

Jesus commissioned his original apostles to spread the gospel to all nations, and Paul had a special commission which he received when he was converted. It was important to show that the commission extended this far, as he was now addressing a distant church which he had not seen.

An apostle’s work was not one in which they were seeking to honor themselves, but it was solely for the honor and glory of Jesus Christ. For him they toiled, they encountered perils, they laid down their lives, because by doing so they might bring people to obey the gospel.

Published by Bobby Robinson, Jr

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