Great Privilege and Great Responsibility

Romans 1:5

5 Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake.

“Christians have both a privilege and a great responsibility. Paul and the apostles received forgiveness (‘grace’) as an undeserved privilege. But they also received the responsibility to share the message of God’s forgiveness with others. God also graciously forgives our sins when we believe in him as Lord. In doing this, we are committing ourselves to begin a new life. Paul’s new life also involved a God-given responsibility—to witness about God’s Good News to the world as a missionary. God may or may not call you to be an overseas missionary, but he does call you (and all believers) to witness to and be an example of the changed life that Jesus Christ has begun in you.” (Life Application Study Bible 1875)

Work Cited

Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 1875.