Today’s Reading | Romans 1:1-17
If you were not around and people were talking about you, what would they say? What words would they use to describe you? Would they talk about how committed to Christ you are? Would they say they respect you? In today’s reading, we learn something about the Christians in Rome that hopefully can be said about each of us. Paul wrote to the Romans to explain the gospel, the message of Christ. He told them he had been faithfully praying for them and that he thanked God for them because their “faith is being reported all over the world.” What an incredible statement! When conversation turned to the Christians in Rome, it was about their great faith. In fact, their commitment to Christ was known by people all over the world. It must grieve the heart of God when we claim to be believers in Jesus Christ yet are not known as people of faith. It ought to be said of each of us as individuals and corporately as a church, that we are people of faith. The world ought to be able to know just by observing a believer that he loves and serves God. It is a poor testimony if the world can’t see our faith lived out in every circumstance in our lives .
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?