romans 13:13:14 meaning

This led him to introduce humanitarian reforms. 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. (Read Romans 13:8-10) Christians must avoid useless expense, and be careful not to contract any debts they have not the power to discharge. Thus in Dionysius Halicarnassus the expression occurs, "having put on or clothed themselves with Tarquin;" i.e. “I cast myself under a certain fig-tree, and gave vent to my tears, and the floods of mine eyes brake forth. And the basic evil connoted by koite is covered in that list by "immorality" and "impurity" (Gal 5:19). (Vine, W E: Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words. Commentary on Romans 13:11-14. The smallest light is seen in the darkest night. 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! We must guard against every thing which may impede our progress—Every man has some “besetting sin,” which he ought most carefully to put away (Heb 12:1KJV-note). But such things are not appropriate for believers. (see sermon Walk by the Spirit). They stumble and fall and cry and hurt themselves, but they keep learning. Such a person cares nothing about what other people think—not to mention about what God thinks—but only about what gratifies the cravings of his own warped mind. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W. B. Eerdmans Pub. This is not something you can do yourself. 2. I’m half asleep when temptation hits and don’t flee or resist as I should. Greek: alla endusasthe (2PAMM) ton kurion Iesoun Christon, kai tes sarkos pronoian me poieisthe (2PPMM) eis epithumias. 6:12). If you are really honest with yourself, you know that to one degree or another, most wickedness which one commits is "pre-meditated" or planned! They are symptoms of a person who has made provision for his flesh. Remember that the purpose of all knowledge (eg, all the great truth in Romans 1-11) is conduct (cp Application). Much of our sin can be traced to the fact that we made provision for it by toying with it. Of course not! And although raised in a Christian home, he had rejected Christianity by age 19. (Morris, L. The Epistle to the Romans. Though the language differs from the teaching in chapter 6, the message is the same. (Romans 13:1-14 Notes). 'Make no provision for the flesh.' 13:11-12): “Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. Paul has written down across them all, this spell, this Name: ‘Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.’ Take first a steady look, he seems to say, at your sore need, in the light of God; but then at once look off, look here. Gal. How can we put on the Lord Jesus Christ? 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! (1-2) Government’s legitimate authority and the Christian’s response. Let us therefore do only what is fit for the light and for the day. Don't stare, study, or flirt with temptation, for you will be mesmerized by its lure. He was making provision for his old flesh nature to gratify the desires of that nature! Earlier in Romans, Paul spoke of certain unsaved Jews who had an untaught and misdirected "zeal for God" (Ro 10:2-note). Believers have already clothed themselves with Christ by being baptized into him (Gal 3:27, Ro 6:1; 2; 3-note; Ro 6:4; 5-note; Ro 6:6-note; see Col 2:12-note), which signals their new essence in Christ; but they must express this in practice (existentially) as they stand into each new moment of decision. A slight difficulty meets us at this point, since believers have already put on Christ, according to Galatians 3:27, at conversion and baptism. These are relational sins that we often shrug off as no big deal. As believers we are LIGHT PEOPLE, "all sons of light and sons of day… not of night nor of darkness" (1Th 5:5-note), and thus should behave accordingly, not imitating the NIGHT PEOPLE, those who do not know God or Christ and are only doing "what comes naturally" when they behave improperly. Subject to the governing authorities: The connection between Romans 12 and Romans 13 is clear. Some of you have read the little booklet entitled The Need of the Hour (read the 8 page booklet) that Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, wrote. but not only must the new nature be fed. A      Access  (Romans 5:1-11) – The benefits of justification I don't print this kind of stuff." In other words, a Christian citizen ought to be the best citizen. Then use that list as prayer points. How does dispensationalism reconcile Romans 11? She should have steered clear of that tree. I had a friend who was a printer, and one day a man brought to him a pornographic card to be printed, one of those filthy, lewd things, which he wanted printed for his personal use. God has given the marriage relationship as the proper place for sexual relations. Put on (1746) (enduo from en = in + dúo = to sink, go in or under, to put on) means to put on as a garment or to cause to get into a garment. Barnes - The gratification of the flesh was the main object among the Romans. He went on to become one of the greatest Christians of all time. The redeemed person must be attuned to the Savior. 7:7, 11; 9:2; 11:2; 12:20; Gal 5:20-note; Phil 3:6-note; Heb. Aselgeia -10x in the NAS (not in Septuagint - LXX) - Mark 7:21; Ro 13:13-note; 2Cor 12:21; Gal 5:19-note; Eph 4:19-note; 1Pet 4:3-note; 2Pet 2:2-note, 2Pe 2:7-note, 2Pe 2:18-note; Jude 1:4. --Adams. I did not need to read any further. Hodge, Charles: Commentary on Romans. I’ve always had trouble understanding why people go to wild parties and get drunk. In that message, Trotman comes to this conclusion: I believe that the need of the hour is an army of soldiers dedicated to Jesus Christ who believe not only that He is God but that He can fulfill every promise that He has ever made and that there isn't anything too hard for Him.". Provision then refers to "measures taken beforehand, either for security, defense or attack, or for the supply of wants… [provision is the] act of making previous preparation"). In Romans 13:13-14, there is a chiasmus: (142) α. not in rioting— β. not in strife and envying: γ. but put on, in love [opposed to strife, and inseparable from Christ], the Lord Jesus Christ— δ. and—not—for the lusts. Many first century believers came out of backgrounds where they had “pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries” (1 Pet. 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! It means unrestrained revelry, enjoyment that has degenerated into license. But it is the Word of God. Koite is found some 81 times in the Septuagint - LXX, Ge 49:4; Ex 10:23; 21:18; Lev 15:4, 5, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 26, 32; 18:20, 22, 23; 19:20; 20:13; 22:4; Nu 5:13, 20; 31:17-18, 35; Judges 21:11,12; 2Sa 4:5, 11; 11:2, 13; 13:5; 17:28; 1 Ki 1:47; 1 Chr 5:1; Est 4:17; Job 7:13; 33:15, 19; 36:28; 37:8; 38:40; Ps 4:4; 36:4; 41:3; 149:5; Pr 7:17; Song 3:1; Isaiah 11:8; 17:2; 56:10; 57:7; Jer 10:22; 50:6; Ezek 23:17; Dan 2:28, 29; 4:5, 8, 10, 13; 7:1, 2; Hos 7:14; Mic 2:1, 12, Steven Cole - Second, the deeds of darkness consist in sexual promiscuity and sensuality. The idea is -- Don't be planning ahead in the direction of your evil desires. 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. Paul was speaking of the conflict between his old sinful tendencies and the new nature he received when he was born again. These relationships are connected to the social setting of the community (13:13-14), and they are understood in terms of the new aeon that started with the death and resurrection of Christ (13:11). Put on your Christ, and rejoice and be glad in him! To deny or ignore the existence of an enemy is to give him a great chance against you; and the flesh is in the believer to the very end, a force of evil to be reckoned with continually, an evil force inside a man, and yet, thank God, a force which can be so dealt with by the power of God, that it shall have no power to defile the heart or deflect the will. 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.". True, that very moment a sinner believes on Christ, he puts on Christ as his atonement, righteousness and salvation. This is deliberate, conscious acceptance of the lordship of Christ, so all our desires and actions are under his control. Augustine said that at that moment he opened his life to Christ. Romans 13:13-14a. You do not know how much you miss by neglecting to cultivate some one grace; you do not know what new views of life you would have, what new strength for doing good, what new attachment to Christ, if only you set yourself resolutely to conform in every particular to the character of Christ (Ed Note: He is not calling for legalistic obedience but love motivated [Jn 14:15, 21, 23, 24, 2Co 5:14, Gal 5:6, 1Jn 4:19, 20, 5:2, 3] Spirit enabled obedience). Also, the fact that he commands Christians to lay aside these deeds of darkness shows that we are not immune from doing them. There is a sense in which the putting on of Christ has already taken place in our spiritual baptism into Christ, Paul explaining…, For all of you who were baptized (baptizo ~ identified with) into Christ have clothed (enduo - in the aorist tense = past completed action = descriptive of every believer's eternal, immutable position in Christ and identification and oneness with Christ) yourselves with Christ. "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." (Dobson, E G, Charles Feinberg, E Hindson, Woodrow Kroll, H L. Wilmington: KJV Bible Commentary: Nelson). For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. We are to be careful about what we view, what we hear, what we touch and feel. For the various meanings of sarx in the NT, see study of "flesh" in believers. See Ro 6:11-note. (Your Present Walk and the Coming Day). 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. Paul returned to the image of clothing ourselves. 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. What does Romans 13:13-14 mean by “behave decently, as in the daytime”? and that federal "new man which hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth" (Eph 4:24-note) belongs now to us. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. With his hand in the cookie jar, the boy replied, "I'm fighting temptation!" LET US BEHAVE PROPERLY AS IN THE DAY: os en hemera euschemonos peripatesomen (1PAAS): Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day… (Amplified), Let us walk in loveliness of life, as those who walk in the day, and let us not walk in revelry or drunkenness, in immorality and in shamelessness, in contention and in strife. Romans 13:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. We are not to make any provision for the fulfilment of the lusts of the flesh. I will pay you extra well for it." He thus becomes for His redeemed ones Himself the robe for the marriage-feast. Having rejected all divine guidelines and protection, they become depraved in mind and give themselves over to sensuality. Romans: Tyndale House Publishers, Wiersbe, W: Bible Exposition Commentary. He went on to become one of the greatest Christians of all time. Letting him have control means avoiding indulging our evil desires. (Pursuit of Holiness, page 112-113 - I highly recommend new and old Christians read this "bibliocentric" book slowly and meditatively at least once in their life) - See related resource - "Paradoxical Principle of 100% Dependent and 100% Responsible" (100/100). When that is the case, we need not take thought of satisfying our bodily lusts or carnal desires, but our prime concern will be to live in honor to the Lord. The way you respond to that waitress has a lot of say about which garment you are wearing. Living in luxury and licentiousness, they made it their great object of study to multiply and prolong the means of licentious indulgence. Our blessed Lord has taught us to “watch and pray, (Note: both are commands in the present imperative calling for continual exercise in our warring against sin!) In this verse Paul uses the present imperative and the Greek negative ("me") can imply that the process is already going on. A command in the aorist tense conveys the sense of "Do it now and do it effectively" and can even indicate a sense of urgency (to not do so leaves us vulnerable to the lusts of the flesh!) By yielding to any or all of the six sins listed above. Don't fill your mind with plans for your sin. (Click for in depth word study of epithumia). 5:21). Is this the place where Satan has you? According to Romans 8:1-17 (see notes beginning with Romans 8:1), where do we get the help we need to live in a way that pleases Christ? We knew approximately when the parents would return, but we didn’t know exactly when they would return. Their outward expression should conform to their inner regenerated being. They have no concept of the urgency of the hour, the seriousness of the commitment and the fact that they are to live in a manner properly, behave properly to that which befits the character." But to walk in holiness, we have to shake off spiritual drowsiness. that we enter not into temptation;” (Mt 26:41) and this he has done, because in an hour of temptation it is so difficult to stand. I will count on Him for continual victory in the hour of temptation -- except when someone does me dirt! Every time we perform an ethical act of this kind we put on the Lord Jesus Christ more fully. 3:27, cf. We put Him on as the Lord our righteousness, and are made the righteousness of God in Him. Victor), New Bible Commentary describes putting on the Lord Jesus this way: we are to surround ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ in such a way that all we do is done through Him and for Him, and we are not even to give thought to any of those sinful desires that stem from this fallen & sinful world. May we see that the secret is not the struggle of our own life to do something, not some effort to approach men through some knowledge of psychological principles, but rather the simple effect of a life and a heart that is filled with the presence and the Person and the glory of Jesus Christ. The word “but” is a term of strong contrast to the sins of verses 13 and 14.. put on [as clothes] the Lord Jesus Christ, . 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. "I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me!" The word translated 'wantonness' points to an abandoned sensuality." Dying to self involves control of yourself, especially when it comes to lustful living. What is this new equipment which we must haste to substitute for the old? His mother’s vision fulfilled.). And to let Him be fully in me. Here’s how most people read Romans: Chapters 1-3 you’re a sinner; chapter 3: Jesus died for you; chapter four: you get saved by faith; chapter five: therefore we have peace with God. W. B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press, Revel, Reveling - Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words, Reveling - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Revelings - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Drunkenness - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Drunkenness (2) - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Drunkenness - 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, Drunkenness - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Drunkenness - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature, Kittel, G., Friedrich, G., & Bromiley, G. W. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament. God's own foe may plague his sons: Even heathens have said, that a few things suffice nature, but that the appetites of men are insatiable. 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. Darkness refers to the "shady dealings" of mankind, where people will do what's wrong secretly in order not to be found out and accused. (see 2Pe 1:4-note, Gal 6:8). Synonymous ideas include decorously (marked by propriety and good taste), honestly and orderly, in a seemly manner. But it may cost me my life, my estate, yes, my very soul, to make provision for my lusts. 2. 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