15:26 因为马其顿和亚该亚人15:27 这固然是他们乐意的，其实也算是所欠的债。
vs 7-12 If Christ can reconciliation Jews and Gentiles together considering their differences, surely we can all tolerate one another with respect to disputable matters. And doing so would make Christians stand out in the world, which so often divides over trivial matters such as the color one's skin, or one's ethnic background, or financial status.
vs 14 It's always helpful when teaching others to clarify what you actually think of them. Though he writes of basic doctrine, he's writing to rather mature Christians. This may seem a bit condescending. But in my own experience, I find that the more mature one becomes in Christ, the more they will focus back on the essentials of the faith and the application of those essentials.
vs 17-33 Sharing personal examples of the application of the Bible is often a more powerful form of teaching than indoctrination. As the saying goes: "Your actions speak louder than your words." Sharing how you yourself live the Christian life can be an encouragement or a rebuke to other Christians. One is reminded of the verse:
彼得前书３：１ "Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wive" (niv)vs 18,19 Notice Paul's awareness of the presence of Christ in his life. And just as with Jesus, the miracles affirmed that he really was God's apostle. The preaching of the gospel of Christ he had emphasized all the way from chapter 1. Preaching of the gospel should be a part of every Christian's life?
vs 21 Paul applies 以赛亚书５２：１５ to himself, but notice the context of 以赛亚书５２：１３－１５. It applies to the Messiah. Paul personalizes what the Bible says about Jesus. So also should all Christians. In this way, we follow Christ, not only obeying his commands, but also inferring applications from what is written of Him. Personalize Jesus. Become His ambassador. Adapt His lifestyle.
"I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." 加拉太书２：２０vs 23 Imagine Paul being in your area and saying that there was "no more place for me to work in these regions." Of course what he meant was that he had adaquately preached the gospel in those regions. Each of us should have a sense of what our ministry is.
vs 25-28 One often has to go out of one's way to provide for the practical needs of the poor. Paul had to travel all over the place to transfer the money. Today where are the poor? Primarily in the third world. Yes there are poor in America, but certainly not to the degree as that in the third world. The problem is - out of sight, out of mind. As Paul, we must go to great lengths to look beyond our borders and provide for those who are in the greatest need. Of course it's much easier to do so now than in Paul's time, so we have no excuse.
vs 31 Paul experienced a great deal of hostility against his ministry both by unbelievers and "believers". Members of the church at Jerusalem had been particularly hostile to him as he notes in Galatians chapter 2. How much more refreshing he must feel when he's around people of a like heart and mind.