Romans 15:13 is a favorite children’s bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Paul was a great missionary and went around planting churches everywhere. This particular letter he wrote to the church in Rome. Surprisingly he had never been there. The church was planted by those who had come to Christ and then went to Rome and started a church.
Paul wrote to encourage them and to give them a proper foundation in their faith.
In the first part of Romans, Paul had been telling the Romans ‘What to Believe’. In the second part beginning in chapter 12, he writes to them about ‘How to Behave’.
In chapter 15 Paul wrote about glorifying God together. After all the exhortation on how to behave as a result of God’s wonderful gift of Jesus, Paul summarized how a believer should feel in Romans 15:13.
That is that they should be filled with hope and joy and peace by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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