May you be filled with joy
Honor God by accepting each other, as Christ has accepted you. I tell you that Christ came as a servant of the Jews to show that God has kept the promises he made to their famous ancestors. Christ also came, so that the Gentiles would praise God for being kind to them. It is just as the Scriptures say,
"I will tell the nations about you,
and I will sing praises to your name."
The Scriptures also say to the Gentiles, "Come and celebrate with God's people."
Again the Scriptures say,
"Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles.
All you nations, come and worship him."
"Someone from David's family
will come to power.
He will rule the nations,
and they will put their hope in him."
I pray that God, who gives hope, will bless you with complete happiness and peace because of your faith. And may the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope.
Romans 15:7-13 CEV