Paul tries to alleviate problems by teaching the Roman Christians to refrain from becoming judgmental toward each other and to instead focus on encouraging each other. Leave judgment to God and instead focus on ways to love each other.
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The second reading is a postscript to Paul's lengthy theological essay, justifying why someone who has never been a part of the Roman church -- or even visited it -- can write so boldly about how they should understand the Gospel and its implications. In some ways, Paul believes himself to be the perfect bridge for this situation -- having been raised a devout Jew, but having been called by God to spread the Gospel among non-Jews. And, one imagines, Paul hopes to be an influence on the church when he eventually arrives in the city of Rome.
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Romans 14-16 today.