... Romans 13:1(WBS) Verse Thoughts. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Romans 13:12: 2 Kings 4:31 Psalm 90:12 Malachi 4:5 Galatians 3:27-28 Hebrews 10:22 Romans 13:11 : Romans 13:13 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. The apostle John alludes to the day of the Lord's return as the believer's great motivation for holy living... Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. It should serve to cause us to seek to redeem the time for the days are evil (Ep 5:16-see note). (Ps 27:1-Spurgeon's note). Immediately the camp is astir. KJ21. In the Spirit’s power we can reverse that decision and lay aside sin, disrobe ourselves of it. When we are justified by faith (Past tense salvation), we are declared righteous (Ro 3:24-note), but this privilege brings responsibility. A flask that is full of rich wine may be plunged into the saltest ocean, and not a drop will find its way in. In the New Testament distinctly of instruments of war (John 18:3; 2 Corinthians 6:7, 10:4). It has been near all along because no one knew when the end would come, but it is certainly much, much nearer now than when Paul first wrote -- since we can look back across the span of two thousand years of human history. 13 Let us walk becomingly, as in the day; not in revelling and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and jealousy. But the dawn is approaching and the battle is at hand. Romans 13:12 . How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? 1:15; 11:1; 14:42; Lk. In light of the imminent return of our Lord, Peter gives us the following exhortation "And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. We must cultivate the bloom of the soul, which is made up of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, generosity (Col 3:12-note). You must be cleansed in the blood of Jesus before you can be clothed in the white linen which is the righteousness of the saints. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Second, we must love our neighbors as ourselves. Who felt all Thy love, and whose hearts were on fire, My life needs to be a shining example to those who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. --D C Egner (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Use … Picture yourself taking off a filthy, foul garment. 17:5, 38; 2 Sam. Romans 13 is from time to time employed in civil discourse and by politicians and philosophers in support of or against political issues. Much of sin also yet remains within them: much they do, which they would not; and leave undone, which they would do: by means of which they too often walk in darkness, instead of enjoying the light of God’s countenance. Put it off. Alas, that some Christians should be usually seen in this latter posture! It is good to know, in our wrestling with “the principalities and powers, the world-rulers of this darkness,” (Ep 6:12-note) that the night is far spent, the day is at hand. all Christian graces, which are bright and shining in the eyes of the world, Mt 5:16; and which will be as so much Christian armour, to defend us against sin, and all the assaults of Satan. The man who is just awakened, and finds that it is morning light, must first of all put off the garments which covered him during the night. The Remnant of Israel. (Romans 13:11-14 Dressing in the Morning). ‘Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ ’—that is his explanation of putting on ‘the armour of light.’ For ‘once ye were darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord,’ and it is in the measure in which we are united to Him, by the faith which binds us to Him, and by the love which works obedience and conformity, that we wear the invulnerable armour of light. Romans 13:11-14. The streets of St. Louis or Miami or New York or Toronto are darkened by unbelief as well. (164). How impossible then that we should let ourselves sink back into a darkness corrupted by sinful acts. Oh, I hate to see some professing Christian people go about the Lord’s work in such a languid way, as if it did not matter how their Lord was served. We sin by choice, voluntarily clothing ourselves with its evil. 7:19; 10:25; Jas. Her strength unequal to her task; The idea is to be calm and collected in spirit, self-controlled, well-balanced, clear headed. and you shall know (English > "ergonomics"). This power is of infinite use to him in the concerns of his soul. By means of it he can ascertain his state before God: he has only to compare the records of conscience with the declarations of God’s word, and he can foresee the issue of the final judgment; and derive to himself the strongest arguments for vigilance and zeal. Therefore (oun) grounds the duties now depicted (Ed: Cp Ro 13:12, Ro 13, 14-note) in the consciousness of the impending end. Jan 15, 2020 Mar 19, 2020 by Editor in Chief. The metaphor of Christian armor is also found Paul's letter to the Thessalonians where he tells them in light of the truth that "since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation." So it is not enough to say,’ Trust for your sanctifying as you have trusted for your justifying and acceptance,’ but you have to work out what you get by your faith, and you will never work it out unless you fight against your unworthy self, and the temptations of the world. Hoplon - 6x in 6v in the NT - Jn. So far we have described our getting up: first, we awake, and then we cast off the garments of darkness. Romans, bis Ende 18. New International Dictionary of NT Theology. This, as “armour” to the soul, protects it from the fiery darts of Satan, and aids it in all its conquests.