Welcome to Romans Five Blog Site
This site is my personal Christian blog site. The theme and purpose come from Romans 12:1-2 Being transformed by the renewing of our minds.
Romans 12:1-2 NIV Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
I always want to give credit for ideas I pick up in my studies. Each post will contain individual footnotes as appropriate. A list of cited works will be maintained for each series I post.
Please read Romans 5:1-11 I picked the name Romans Five for the site because Rejoice is used three times in the passage.
Romans 5:1-11 (NET) Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. 3 Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance, character, and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 (For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.) 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by his blood, we will be saved through him from God’s wrath. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life? 11 Not only this, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation.
The New English Translation uses the word "rejoice" in verses 2, 3 and 11. We are to rejoice in the hope of God's glory, rejoice in suffering, and finally rejoice in God. If the Bible tells us to do something three times in a short passage, I think we should listen.