Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, 9 and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written:
“For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles,
And sing to Your name.”
10 And again he says:
“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!”
11 And again:
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles!
Laud Him, all you peoples!”
12 And again, Isaiah says:
“There shall be a root of Jesse;
And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles,
In Him the Gentiles shall hope.”
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
— Romans 15:7-13.
Having been received by Christ, along with others, to glorify God, we must receive others with the same servant-like attitude of Jesus, who accepts both Jews and Gentiles. There is much reason to praise Him and rejoice in Him. Such joyful believing will produce peace and hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit. These things are far more important than petty secondary matters. [The Bible Panorama.]