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Observe what we must put off; clothes worn in the night. Owe no man anything, but to love one another--"Acquit yourselves of all obligations except love, which is a debt that must remain ever due" [HODGE].
and let us put on the armour of light--described at length in Ephesians 6:11-18 .
You can cancel anytime during the trial period. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Let us not only avoid injuries to the persons, connexions, property, and characters of men; but do no kind or degree of evil to any man, and study to be useful in every station of life.11-14 Four things are here taught, as a Christian's directory for his day's work. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. But many who are very sensible of the trouble, think little of the sin, of being in debt. Where there are riot and drunkenness, there usually are chambering and wantonness, and strife and envy.
An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! 13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. It is of Magistracy in general, considered as a divine ordinance, that this is spoken: and the statement applies equally to all forms of government, from an unchecked despotism--such as flourished when this was written, under the Emperor Nero--to a pure democracy. Let us walk honestly--"becomingly," "seemingly" as in the day--"Men choose the night for their revels, but our night is past, for we are all the children of the light and of the day ( 1 Thessalonians 5:5 ): let us therefore only do what is fit to be exposed to the light of such a day." To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Next follow some general motives to the faithful discharge of all these duties.
for now is our salvation--rather, "the salvation," or simply "salvation." 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. (4) In virtue of "the expulsive power of a new and more powerful affection," the great secret of persevering holiness in all manner of conversation will be found to be "Christ IN US, the hope of glory" ( Colossians 1:27 ), and Christ ON US, as the character in which alone we shall be able to shine before men ( 2 Corinthians 3:8 ) ( Romans 13:14 ). For this, &c.--better thus: "For the [commandments], Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and whatever other commandment [there may be], it is summed up," &c. (The clause, "Thou shalt not bear false witness," is wanting in all the most ancient manuscripts).
The return of Christ Jesus is nearer today that yesterday and we must live at peace loving God and our neighbor. The inalienable right of all subjects to endeavor to alter or improve the form of government under which they live is left untouched here. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. not in chambering and wantonness--varied forms of impurity; the one pointing to definite acts, the other more general. The night is far spent, the day is at hand; therefore it is time to dress ourselves.
While its holy and benign principles secure the ultimate abolition of all iniquitous government, the reverence which it teaches for magistracy, under whatever form, as a divine institution, secures the loyalty and peaceableness of its disciples, amid all the turbulence and distractions of civil society, and makes it the highest interest of all states to welcome it within their pale, as in this as well as every other sense--"the salt of the earth, the light of the world" ( Romans 13:1-5 ). 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. 7. On this is built that golden rule, of doing as we would be done by. Christians must not use any trick or fraud.
6, 7. Options You Have. 14. Let us mind our way, and mend our pace, we are nearer our journey's end. 4. he beareth not the sword in vain--that is, the symbol of the magistrate's authority to punish. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
The apostle refers here only to the second table of the law, as love to our neighbor is what he is treating of. Observe what we must put on; how we should dress our souls. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. Yes; but two things are forbidden. KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Value Thinline Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System. but also for conscience' sake--from reverence for God's authority. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Summary of the Book of Romans. 1, 2. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Natural wants are to be answered, but evil appetites must be checked and denied. To ask meat for our necessities, is our duty, we are taught to pray for daily bread; but to ask meat for our lusts, is provoking God, #Ps 78:18|.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus!
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 10. do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. Render therefore to all their dues--From magistrates the apostle now comes to other officials, and from them to men related to us by whatever tie.