romans 13:13:14 meaning

Strictly speaking, oinophlygia means "insatiate desire for wine" or "insatiate desire." BELIEVERS ARE TO BE CHARACTERIZED BY THE ARMOR OF LIGHT. For my part, I like to begin every day, before lifting my head from the pillow, by saying, "Thou art within, O Spirit of Christ, though I feel Thee not.". It thinks that death will usher us into a peaceful place and that almost all people will go there. William Newell - Men choose the night for their revels (wild parties, clamorous celebrations); but our night is past, for we are all "children of the light and of the day" (1Th 5:5-note). The proofs of limit laws and derivative rules appear to tacitly assume that the limit exists in the first place. As the Red Baron pursued his quarry behind Allied lines, gunfire from either machine-gun nests on the ground or another British pilot who had come to help, killed von Richthofen. 1 Be willing to accept those who still have doubts about what believers can do. Though the language differs from the teaching in chapter 6, the message is the same. 4:4; 9:6; Song 8:6; Isaiah 9:7; 11:13; 26:11; Isaiah 37:32; 42:13; 63:15; Ezek. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. In contrasting believers with unbelievers, Paul asks rhetorically (2 Cor. As he was escorted into a cell of his own making, the contractor said, “I never dreamed when I built this prison that I would be an inmate one day.” (cp Nu 32:23). We fail to grasp the latent power inherent in our old nature (Ro 6:12-note, Ro 7:5-note). 6:3-6; Gal. Are you such “lights in a dark world,” that all who behold you may “know how they are to walk and to please God?” Never be satisfied with any thing short of this: but press forward to your dying hour, that you may, through the mighty working of the power of God upon your souls, “stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”, 2. We are to be alert to those things that will enter and corrupt our thought life and stir up lustful desires or hate within us. A number of years ago, a friend who was a new Christian was invited to a roller skating party with a Christian youth group. He had been a promiscuous young man and had lived for some years with a mistress. This was the typical heathen sin. Not only must we deny ourselves the "pleasures of sin," shun such things as the saloon, theater, dance, card table, etc.—but we must separate ourselves from worldly companions, cease to read worldly literature. But as Martyn Lloyd-Jones points out (Romans: Life in Two Kingdoms [Banner of Truth], p. 237), “The world would not go on living as it does for a second if it knew something about the judgment to come.” Paul spells out the world’s deeds of darkness with three couplets of sinful behavior. 1. He equipped himself for pheasant hunting and went out without the distracting dog. (Romans: Verse by Verse), Paul now presents three "negative" couplets, which give the implication that one sin leads to another and that committing sin does not bring rest to the spirit but rather dissatisfaction that betrays itself by finding fault with others, as though they are responsible (most alcoholics will end up blaming everyone -- especially those nearest them -- but never themselves!) Do you know what I say back to them? Every one then who wishes to satisfy the desires of the flesh, must necessarily not only fall into, but be immerged in a vast and deep gulf. (1-2) Government’s legitimate authority and the Christian’s response. Then arose a mighty tempest, bringing a heavy downpour of tears. Zondervan Publishing or computer version), WHEN YOU ARISE EACH MORNING Methe (Luke 21:34; Romans 13:13; Galatians 5:21) and potos (only in 1 Peter 4:3) may be distinguished as an abstract and a concrete. The Lord Jesus Christ must be put on as Lord to rule you as Jesus to save you; and in both, as Christ anointed and appointed by the Father to this ruling, saving work. Il. But it is as to our walk and warfare that we put Him on. (MacArthur, J: Ephesians. (Read Romans 13:1-7) The grace of the gospel teaches us submission and quiet, where pride and the carnal mind only see causes for murmuring and discontent. Why do massive stars not undergo a helium flash. (Hendriksen, W., & Kistemaker, S. J. R C H Lenski cautions that "this decorous conduct of the Christians is to be utterly sincere and not like that of worldly men who act respectably when they are seen but damnably when they think no one sees or will find out. Therefore, let us walk as those already in the daylight of that day! God expects us to assume our responsibilities (OUR PART) for keeping the sinful desires of the body under control. He wrote. He will receive, and will heal thee. John Piper Aug 14, 2005 127 Shares Sermon. Every one then who wishes to satisfy the desires of the flesh, must necessarily not only fall into, but be immerged in a vast and deep gulf. They had before believed on Jesus, as the Jewish Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God: but evidently when He had ascended into glory, God led them to a surrendering of earthly hopes, and an appropriating of their Lord, in His now exalted and glorified character, as the Lord Jesus Christ, in a phase of faith never know before. In other words, you behave so that your character is seen, demonstrating by your conduct what you are as a believer. When we are in Christ, He enables us to live more and more like Him. Jesus used methe warning believers to "Be on guard (present imperative = command emphasizing the continual need to be on guard), that your hearts may not be weighted down (pressed down as if with a weight -- depressed, burdened = a mind that loses its alertness) with dissipation (unbridled indulgence in a drinking party) and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day (of Christ's return - which will come unexpectedly and therefore demands one to be watchful! Not in riotings and drunkennesses-Nocturnal revels such as characterized the Roman Empire of Paul's day, and the myriad drunkennesses of modern "night parties" are in view here. What does it entail? “Make me chaste,” he would pray, “but not yet.” (Ed comment: Clearly he was making provision for the lusts of his flesh). Sexual promiscuity (2845) (koite) literally refers to a place for lying down and rest and thus refers to a bed or bedroom. We are to clothe ourselves with Christ. Are you so “clothed with humility,” and all other graces, that the world may see in you the very image of Christ? How is all this to be done? B., et al. The unsaved sinner tries hard to find a scapegoat and tragically modern psychology aids his quest for a "phantom demon" by entertaining numerous "root" causes for the problem (except for the real root cause, the sin virus we all inherited from Adam! Rather, we should “give no chances to the flesh to have its fling” (JBP). By way of application: Where have you walked today… this past week… in the light or in the darkness? Gal 5:21+ Envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn (warn you in advance - specifically before you die and have no opportunity to repent and believe in Christ) you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice (present tense = habitually, as their lifestyle, not referring to occasional backsliding that can occur in the life of any true believer, albeit it is never a commendable or desirable state) such things will not inherit the kingdom of God (i.e., they are not regenerated or born again by the Spirit! 4 Practically, how does a person put on the Lord Jesus Christ when temptation hits? 3:27, cf. The TDNT has this note on the word group (methe, methuo, methusko = to get drunk) - "In 1Thes 5:6 (note) Paul warns believers, as those who belong to the new aeon, to be vigilant and sober; drunkenness belongs to the night. But the principle (Ed: The foundation, the reason we can even accomplish putting on Jesus) of all such acts is the Spirit of Christ dwelling in us (Ro 6-8), and it is the essential antagonism of the spirit to the flesh (Gal 5:17-note) which determines the form of the last words (and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts). As mentioned in previous discussions, Paul piles up time phrases in Romans 13:11-12 (the time… already the hour… now salvation is nearer… then when…the night is almost gone…and the day is at hand) which should motivate us to seek to behave properly as in the day and not in the night. Hence the Holy Spirit, in order to stir up and quicken our drowsy souls, calls upon us. (MacArthur, J: Romans 9-16. (Walvoord, J. F., Zuck, R. B., & Dallas Theological Seminary. What are your beautiful garments—but the rich robe of his all-perfect and ever glorious righteousness? Learning to lean on Him, letting Him live His life through us is "Sanctification 101", a class from which none us will ever graduate and none of us will achieve perfection in this life! Mga Romano 13:13 - Magsilakad tayong mahinhin, gaya ng sa araw; huwag sa katakawan at paglalasing, huwag sa kalibugan at sa kahalayan, huwag sa mga pagkakaalit at pagkakainggitan. Many Christians behave like the Red Barron of WWI. Moody), Steven Cole - THE WORLD IS CHARACTERIZED BY THE DEEDS OF DARKNESS. Intoxication is the direct opposite of spiritual drink. Paul was speaking of the conflict between his old sinful tendencies and the new nature he received when he was born again. It is in and by the fact that we died with Christ that we have "put off the old man": as is said in Col 2:11 (see note), also, concerning our participation in "the circumcision of Christ" (His cutting off in death), we put off "the body of the flesh.". How desperately the world needs to see this kind of life lived; and the only place, Lord, that this kind of life can be seen by other people around us is in the lives of men and women like us where your life dwells. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Romans 13:11-14. Methe, potos, oinophlygia, komos, and kraipale refer from different perspectives to riotousness and excessive drinking of wine. This is the glory of faith. When God works 'all things' for the good, is anything excluded in the word 'all'? On the drive home from the Phoenix airport, I was beginning to swerve on the road and I couldn’t keep my eyes focused, so I finally pulled over and let Marla drive, since she wasn’t quite as groggy as I was. It is to be united to Him in the likeness of His resurrection life (cp Php 3:10-note). If you play with fire, sooner or later you are going to get burned. In the ancient world drunkenness was not a common vice. 1:3; 1Co 13:13, etc.). It is vital that we not willingly put ourselves into situations that will tempt us to do wrong or have the wrong kinds of thoughts. The Bible knowledge commentary : An Exposition of the Scriptures. Opening the gate, he said, “Men, I’m going to trust you. Does this seem a high standard and sound impractical? If you are, then you need to remember the fate of the man with the "pet boa constrictor" (Do a Google search - use the following search terms and keep the parenthesis sign as written >> "pet boa" killed). As Paul points out in Ephesians 6:12-13, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books), His great love is the source and motivation of our love. Even as clothes are a daily need, so is the putting on of Christ as we walk out the door to wherever we are bound. He does not throw out doctrine and let who will receive it; He does not utter His views of things and leave them to work in men's minds. Don’t Criticize Others. So don't let periodic, even frequent failures frustrate you and cause you to give up. When He shall come with trumpet sound, Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the Do not even give Sin a welcome. Do it now, and look up to the Holy Spirit to keep renewing you in the spirit of your mind. That's how we "leave the dog at home." Thus Amnon made provision for the flesh (2Sa 13:5). (A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans), Evangelical Commentary: "Suitable as attire and deportment for the Christian in this inaugurated day are the armor of light (Ro 13:12), which reflects Christ who is "the light of the world" and "the light of life" (Jn 8:12; cf. I want to tell you something. Christians may not always agree on politics or parties, but they can all agree on their attitude toward human government. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul sums up the previous section and moves on to a new idea. Romans 13:1 "Every soul"=every person. Romans 13. Romans 6:12-16. Put on the Lord Jesus Christ. In verse 12, Paul tells us to put on the armor of light. In Acts 24:3 (Ed note: the only other NT use of pronoia) the advocate Tertullus praises the provisions of Felix. Other descriptions besides those already mentioned are: "of the mind," Ephesians 2:3 [note]; "evil (desire)," Colossians 3:5 [note]; "the passion of," 1Thessalonians 4:5 [note], RV; "foolish and hurtful," 1Ti 6:9; "youthful," 2Ti 2:22 [note]; "divers," 2Ti 3:6 [note]; Titus 3:3 [note]; "their own," 2Ti 4:3 [note]; 2Pe 3:3 [note]; Jude 1:16; "worldly," Titus 2:12 [note]; "his own," Jas 1:14 [note]; "your former," 1P 1:14 [note], RV; "fleshly," 1Pe 2:11 [note]; "of men," 1Pe 4:2 [note]; "of defilement," 2Pe 2:10 [note]; "of the eyes," 1Jn 2:16; of the world ("thereof"), 1Jn 2:17; "their own ungodly," Jude 1:18. Can this equation be solved with whole numbers? Take your iniquities at the worst; this can subdue them. The word is used of a good desire only in Lu 22:15; Phil 1:23 [note]; 1Thes 2:17 [note]. If you believe that an ancient book about Hebrew religious customs and beliefs has any relevance for these enlightened times in which we live, you need to get an education! Paul indicates it in the expression: to put on Jesus Christ. Then, Paul tells us, our own life will be changed from glory to glory into the same image (2Co 3:18), and people will begin to see Jesus Christ walking in the midst of this twentieth century. The ungodly person does not just "accidentally" stumble into sin but "plans to do evil". The four parts of which it is composed: faith in the mercies of God as the basis of Christian life (Ro 12:1, 2); the realization of this life in the two spheres, religious and civil, under the supreme law of love (Ro 12:3-21 and Ro 13:1-10); finally, the eye of hope constantly fixed on the coming of Christ as the spring of progress in sanctification (Ro 13:11-14);—these four parts, we say, which may be reduced to three, bring us without straining to Paul’s ordinary triad: faith, love, and hope (1Th. He pretends himself to be sick, and his sister, Tamar, must be his nurse. But such things are not appropriate for believers. The things then which belong to the body must be taken care of, but not otherwise than as they are helps to us in our pilgrimage, and not that they may make us to forget our country. (It is an aorist tense, asserting a fact.) The Apostle Paul seems to be doing something in chapter 13 that he has done earlier in the book of Romans. Well, that is making provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires, you see. It is in this way that we shall use this world without abusing it. And I'll bet he didn't hold out. Again, Owen reminds his readers that Paul’s language … Thus Paul commands them not to follow the uncovenanted practices of "orgies, drunkenness, sexual immorality, debauchery, dissension, jealousy," which are destructively centered on the rebellious self. (see Col 3:5-notes) ; see related verses on how to control our thoughts and how we as men can avoid ruining our marriage and life - commentary notes on Proverbs 5:1-14; Proverbs 5:15-23; Proverbs 6:20-35; Proverbs 7:1-27; Guarding your heart - Proverbs 4:23). We are not to make provision for sinful failure. "Be subject"--this is a military term meaning "to rank under, to take one's proper place under those who are in authority, to be in subjection, to submit, to be obedient." Study the verses in context to determine Paul's intended meaning because as alluded to in the notes above on "provision", the meaning of "flesh" is critically dependent on the context. (Amplified Bible - Lockman), GWT: "We should live decently, as people who live in the light of day. (Vine, W E: Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words. Amplified: But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] to [gratify its] desires (lusts). Aug 28, 2005. Forget about satisfying your sinful self. Zondervan, Vine, W E: Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore consider (aorist imperative = do it now! They don’t even understand what this thing is all about. He is pointing to the motivation of why we ought to live like we live, why we ought to be doing all of these things that he has been telling us in Romans 12:3-21.The motivation is an event we are looking forward to one day. Yet not one man was missing that night. 1986. People sin in daytime as well as night-time, so in what sense is "daytime" being used here? Also, the fact that he commands Christians to lay aside these deeds of darkness shows that we are not immune from doing them. Romans 13 – A Christian’s Obligation to Government A. If, however, this putting on of Christ is done in a spirit of complacency, as though a life of godliness and uprightness will automatically follow, disappointment will result. He bids us to aspire after the highest possible attainments, even the “putting on of our Lord Jesus Christ;” and to be on our guard against the very smallest occasions of sin, and in no respect to make provision for the indulgence of it. (Amplified Bible - Lockman), Int'l Children's Bible But clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ. I need to be a light in the midst of a great darkness. V1: Ro 1-8.; Volume 2: Romans 9-16), Hodge writes that put on the Lord Jesus Christ…, means to be in close union with Him, so that He, and not we, may appear (cf Gal 3:27) (Hodge, Charles: Commentary on Romans. The Christian will be unable to stand before Him except in so far as he is “found in Him” (Php 3:9-note). What a challenge. (McGee, J V: Thru the Bible Commentary: Nashville: Thomas Nelson). With Christ as his Sovereign Lord, the victory is assured! site design / logo © 2021 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa. Paul bids us enter into union with Christ so close that He will become the close environment in which we live and move. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books). You must be “strengthened with all might in your inward man, by the Spirit of the living God.” (cp Col 1:11-note, Ep 3:16-note) To your latest hour (Ed: The end of your life, even when you are old and gray! Romans 13:13–14 13 h Let us walk properly as in the daytime, i not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, j not in quarreling and jealousy. If I really hate sin—then why do I so often yield to it? 19:31; Job 5:2; Ps 69:9; 79:5; 119:139; Pr. It will ever conflict, but need not conquer. Jesus is still human and I feel it is just as embarrassing to him to have to say to the father. Beloved, our flesh will always oppose us, but need not oppress us. The word translated 'wantonness' points to an abandoned sensuality." He must exercise ceaseless vigilance lest the flesh prevail. The first word refers here to sexual intercourse outside of marriage. All of the scoring is done at these goals while the game is played on the field. You lose your life by spending it on ends which prevent you from attaining the highest end. It’s easy to forget this as we go about our daily routines, because it is an unseen battle. "The old man" which we must "put off" is clearly our former manner of life. It is worth noting that in two of the three NT uses (Gal 5:21-note; 1Pe 4:3-notes) carousing and drunkenness are found side-by-side, which is not surprising to see one sin begat another. The Remnant of Israel. Sometimes this is not possible, but in many cases we have a choice about whom we are spending time, where we are going, and what we are doing. It is also in the dark concerning man. That’s not where you live the Christian life. The return of Christ Jesus is nearer today that yesterday and we must live at peace loving God and our neighbor. When a person claims to be a Christian, if he cannot change his life-style (Ed: A word of caution - don't try to "change" by keeping the law but by learning to depend on the Spirit Who gives us both the will or want to and the power to be pleasing to God - Php 2:13), he had better change his name (Ed: In other words Dobson, et al, are implying that this individual is not truly a Christian, not genuinely born again, not regenerated by the Spirit, not a new creature in Christ - cp 2Co 5:17-note. Too late have I loved You, Mattoon - Put on your uniform to identify your team and yourself. Glow brightly till others Co. 1982). People sin in daytime as well as night-time, so in what sense is "daytime" being used here? Ron Mattoon - Near Watsonville, California, there is a creek that has a strange name: Salsipuedes Creek. We’re to look like Him. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, Brown, Colin, Editor. The believer's interest in Christ, and the free and constant use which he is called upon to make of Christ. See Ro 6:11-note. Chicago: Moody Press), Barclay writes that aselgeia "does not solely mean sexual uncleanness; it is sheer wanton insolence. Paul describes them as, "Put off the old man" (see Col 3:5-10-note) and "put on the new." Consequently, they usually try to hide their wrongdoing. (Jude 1:24, 25) (Romans 13:14 Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ), There is an instructive passage in Colossians Three, giving light on this command to "put on." They should conduct themselves in a manner befitting their high station in life, as saints of the Most High God. How needful the warning to keep clear of these things in this hour when the time of "the iniquity of the end" (Ezekiel 21:25,29) is drawing nigh! (Evangelical Commentary on the Bible Baker), Robert Haldane quoting Archbishop Leighton…Put on the Lord Jesus — Here we have the proper beauty and ornament of Christians. One of the most effective ways for a Christian to oppose the desires of the FLESH ("flesh" is used several different ways in Scripture - see word study.) (Your Present Walk and the Coming Day). But to walk in holiness, we have to shake off spiritual drowsiness. He should mark what his constitutional or acquired propensities are, and exert himself to the uttermost to mortify and subdue them. The negative is as exclusive as the positive is inclusive. Keep walking through every day like that. Potos does not necessarily imply excessiveness, though it does provide an opportunity for excess. (NET Bible). New Testament Commentary Set, 12 Volumes. Paul's point is that although believers are still living in the "night" of this present evil age, they should choose not to walk as "night walkers", but as "day walkers", those who walk as if their actions were in full light and subject to full disclosure, so to speak. What is this new equipment which we must haste to substitute for the old? Many times I have heard people use the bad actions of Church members as an example of why they don't need Jesus in their lives. And so we may need to look away (from something, someone that might stimulate lust), discard a book, change a TV channel, move the computer into the family room, etc in order to keep a "foul fowl", so to speak, from nesting in our hair. As we set ourselves to the task in dependence upon the Holy Spirit (Ro 8:13), we will see Him at work in us (Php 2:13NLT+)(GOD'S PART). Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, but remember it is never "Christ AND I" -- it is "not I, BUT Christ." 29:20; 2Ki. 24:42-44), “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. Why should men not be as wise for their souls? Is this a difficult truth to explain and/or to grasp and/or to live out in practice? And I poured out my heart to you, saying, “How long? Barnes - The gratification of the flesh was the main object among the Romans. In certain contexts it was used to refer to the marriage bed and conveyed the same idea of our English phrase "going to bed" does today. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Richards, L O: Expository Dictionary of Bible Words: Regency, A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Evangelical Commentary on the Bible Baker, Romans 13:14 Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ, Hughes, R. K. Romans: Righteousness from heaven. He was astonished to see me choked up, so he remained where we had been sitting. Puritan writer Thomas Boston exhorts us to…, Labour to starve your lusts, and to root out the love of the world. Putting on Christ implies the renewed acts, and fresh applications of the believing soul to Christ, in the exercise of faith in him, hope towards him, delight in him, calling upon him, hearing the gospel of his grace preached, reading the Scriptures which testify of him, feeding upon his blessed body, and drinking his precious blood at his table, etc. To put on Christ is to be identified with Him not only in His death but also in His resurrection. When to awake; Now; and to awake out of the sleep of carnal security, sloth, and negligence; out of the sleep of spiritual death, and out of the sleep of spiritual deadness. Conclusion - Although this text is not directly evangelistic, it is the text that God used to save Augustine. This is a frequent theme in the New Testament. Yes indeed. Compare the command found in Titus 3:1. Make Him a part of your life that day. In all respects the Lord Jesus was unlike what had been specified in the previous verse. But if Christ dwells constantly in your mind, memory and conscience, all will be peaceful and happy within, all will be holiness unto him without. 6:14-15), “What fellowship has light with darkness? Kraipale is another word whose derivation remains obscure. It indicates an absence of restraint, shamelessness, an 'I Don't Care What Others Think' attitude, unbridled lust, sensual dress and behavior, or a parading of perversion. If the Christian is not to seek personal vengeance, it does not take away the government’s authority to punish wrongdoers. These participles, which are the present tense, describe the actings of believers' souls. You need to act in obedience to the Spirit's voice and in His power. The flesh then is the old, corrupt nature which incessantly cries out to be pampered with comfort, luxury, illicit sexual indulgence, empty amusements, worldly pleasures, dissipation, materialism, etc. We sneak a peak at pornography, which leads to more frequent and longer looks. But to enable us to live this life we need the daily help of the Holy Spirit. A. With the noun pronoia, attested since Aeschylus (Ag. (Brown, Colin, Editor. Never be without the covering of Christ. FOR THE FLESH IN REGARD TO ITS LUSTS: kai tes sarkos pronoian me poieisthe (PAM) eis epithumias: For the flesh - Literally the Greek reads "and for the flesh take no forethought -- for desires.". As I like to tell my students - Stop "trying"! To be sure, there will be these temptations, for the believer remains a sinner even when he becomes a saint (Ro 7:14ff-note). But there is always room for decisive renewal, for fresh advance. Since union with Christ enables us to do God’s work even in face of enemies, to put on Christ is (see Romans 13:12-note) to put on the weapons of the light. 3:10-17). The longer one allows these wrong ideas and lustful desires to linger, the more forethought (provision) we are making for the insidious, deceptive fallen flesh nature to bring them into fruition! 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