Romans 15:14 Able To Admonish

Romans 15:14 (KJV)
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.

Having never met these brethren, but hearing their testimony, Paul said he was persuaded of three things concerning them:

They were full of goodness
The Hebrew word full means, “replete or completely filled”. This doesn’t mean they were good in and of themselves but that God had filled them with kindness toward their brethren.

They were filled with knowledge
The word, “filled” is an entirely different Hebrew word focusing on the idea of “to make” full. In the first case the goodness is the natural outcome of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. In this case it is the result of a process. Knowledge comes through:

  • Study
  • Thought and
  • Instruction

Because of these two “fillings” Paul was persuaded that:

They were able to admonish one another
This word means to remind or to gently warn. It takes both kindness and knowledge to admonish another. It takes kindness certainly to accept such admonition.

They could admonish one another. Not others outside of their own church but within it.

What grace when such a thing is possible!


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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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