But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance…
… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.
We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”
I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.
We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.