Romans 1:5 – 17 portrays the lifestyle of Paul the Apostle in carrying out his responsibility. In his letter to Timothy, Paul the apostle considered it a great and undeserved privilege to have his sins forgiven, and to be counted worthy at the same time to share the message of God’s forgiveness with others (1Tim.1:12-16). Seeing this as a great responsibility, he considered himself a debtor and under a curse if he preaches not the gospel (Rom. 1:14-15; 1Cor. 9:16).
Every true child of God has equally received this privilege of forgiveness of sins committed as well as the great responsibility to share this message or good news to others and must see it as Apostle Paul and many others in the early church saw it (Rom. 1:5 – 6; Mk. 16:20; Acts 8:4; 1Thess. 1:8).
Paul’s pattern of life has been recorded for us to emulate in order to fulfill our responsibilities toward one and the other, in the Christian home, and in the church. The absence of this lifestyle will definitely mar our responsibility and relationship.
The lifestyle which gave success to his ministry was enhanced by the type of spirit the Apostle maintained in carrying out his responsibility.