Romans 15 Support the Fallen!
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak,
and not to please ourselves.
Romans 15 (vs. 1)
The great theme of Spoke 15 originates in the meaning of Samekh
(Uphold, Support). This manifests in
Genesis 15 with the appearance of Eliezer (God is My Helper) and
the name and theme of Book 15 (Ezra = Helper). It also appears in John 15 in the teaching of
Christ as the Vine that supports the branch (believer). It also manifests with perfect clarity
in the Book of James, as explained in the Thread 2 article documenting the many KeyLinks between
James and Isaiah 59.
The chapter sequence or Romans 14 and 15 follows the alphabetic pattern of Nun (Fallen) -
Samek (Upheld). This is discussed at length in the Romans 14 article.
All Joy, my Brethren!
The phrase ("All Joy") [Verify] appears three verses of the Bible, inlcuding Romans 15.13 and James 1.2.
It is a strong thematic link. Extending the search to include the word "brethren" within one verse of
"All joy" yields a true KeyLink between Romans 15 and James:
|Romans 15 (vss. 13f)
||James (vss. 1.2f)
|Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that
ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. And I myself also
am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled
with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
||My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.