Scripture to Read: Romans 15:14
>As we continue to examine the prayer that God led Paul to write, we see that God led Paul to remind the believers in Rome that they were full of goodness, not because they were good but because of Christ in them. God’s Word says in Romans 15:14, “And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.” This is a great reminder that God has filled us, as followers of Christ, with this same goodness because His Holy Spirit lives in us. Our goodness is not based on anything we have done, but it is God’s goodness in us. The goodness God has given us is to be used to treat others like God treats us, with all grace, kindness, mercy, and love. God also had Paul remind all believers that we have His knowledge through Christ to be able to teach and reprove one another through His Truth. God had Paul write this in 1 Corinthians 1:4–5, “I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge.” Christ has enriched us with Himself so that we have His Words and His knowledge to invest in each other. Since we have God’s knowledge, we must walk in His Truth and share His Truth out of the overflow of what God teaches us each day.
Challenge & Application
· Since God has filled us with His goodness, how are you putting His goodness to work in the lives of those around you?
· How has God’s knowledge in you helped you mature as His child and helped others as you have shared this knowledge with others?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!