Commentaries on Romans. The apostle speaks in the language of his nation, for the Jews frequently call the Bible, writings, Holy Ones; "for", say they, , "all the Scriptures are holy" (c), and style them, , "Scriptures of holiness", or holy Scriptures (d). He does not explain away the free grace of the gospel, but he shows that connexion between justification and holiness are inseparable. (c) Misn. The doctrine of which the apostle Paul wrote, set forth the fulfilment of the promises by the prophets... View the entire commentary. By His Prophets. Watch our overview video on the book of Romans, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. By the prophets - The word "prophets" here is used to include those who wrote as well as those who spake. As the Scriptures foretold in the beginning, God will now bruise Satan under their feet (Romans 16:20; compare Genesis 3:15). This is why we read of the apostles (in the book of Acts and elsewhere) making a constant appeal to the O.T. The scriptures would require the article. Even Jesus taught the gospel is tied to the Old Testament ( John 5:39; Luke 24:25-27; Luke 24:45-47). "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". "Commentary on Romans 1:2". Prophets.—In the wider sense in which the word is used, including not only Samuel (Acts 3:24), but also Moses and David, and all who are regarded as having prophesied the Messiah. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Romans 12:1-2. Listen to it with the most profound attention, The believing Romans were, in part, originally Jews, and Paul particularly has regard to the latter, Which he promised before through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures concerning his Son, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. i. The parenthesis is unnecessary, for the whole passage is closely connected. The information in 1 Peter 1:11 proves the prophets had knowledge about Christ, the sufferings He would undergo, and the glories which would follow His death. "Commentary on Romans 1:2". It was a message that God had promised, not just prophesied, in the Old Testament Scriptures. It will thus be seen how even this faint shade of meaning works into the general argument. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Greek. "Commentary on Romans 1:2". But all who act thus, of every nation, age, and description, must be reminded that the judgment of God will be according to their real character. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/romans-1.html. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". T. Bab. Paul said that governments are ordained of God (Rom. Romans 12:1 and 2 address the Christian personally and individually. '", Willmington (p222) observed how the Old Testament prophets speaking of the gospel completely refutes "the silly claims of the cults, all of which claim to have some new and exotic truth concerning the gospel. A variety of commentators pick the date of writing anywhere from 53 to 58 A.D. ii. More than 3,200 notes written by Andrew Wommack. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. (Genesis 3:15.). Not limited to the prophets proper, but including all who, in the Old Testament, have prophesied the Gospel - Moses, David, etc. PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE. J.B. Phillips has an outstanding and memorable translation of Romans 12:1-2: With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give Him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to Him and acceptable by Him. (See Isaiah 40:2, âSpeak ye comfortably to Jerusalem,â and following verses; Isaiah 42:4; Isaiah 52:1 et seq. One such difficulty worth discussing here involves the question of to whom the passage is directed. This is the reason Paul appealed to the Old Testament so fully in this and other of his epistles. Most commentators, therefore, hold that the inference therefore in Ro 2:1 is drawn from Ro 1:32, where it is said that all men know that those who sin are worthy of death. See particularly Romans 3;4; 9; 10; 11. Romans 12 – Living the Christian Life A. Paul's Old Testament training is manifest. He affirms, therefore: (1) That all this was promised, and no small part of the Epistle is employed to show this. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. The Expositor's Greek Testament. which He promised before by His prophets in holy writ. It is the fulfilment of hopes which God Himself inspired. A list of the best commentaries on Romans ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. This prayer principle also applies to the election of our leaders. There is a nicety of meaning expressed by the absence of the article before this last phrase. The foundation for Christian living. 5. In light of His great mercy and grace (Romans 11:33-36), we want to open wide our hearts to such a magnificent and compassionate God. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death (Rom 8:1-2) 1 Context Thus the whole of the letter to the Romans is undergirded by the Holy Scriptures. By the Holy Scriptures must of course be understood, those writings which the Jews regarded as holy, because they treated of holy things, and because they were given by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Romans 13:1-2. Romans 4:13-25; Romans 9:4; Romans 15:8). In Romans the Pauline praescriptio is expanded and expressed in a formal tone; it emphasizes Paul’s office as apostle to the Gentiles. He thus endeavors to secure attention and submission to his doctrine, by removing the prejudices entertained against it, and by showing that none could reject it without rejecting the Prophets. Read Introduction to Romans 2 which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, . BibliographyPrice, Brad "Commentary on Romans 1:2". (Romans 1:3) Christ-as THE SEED OF DAVID and THE SON OF GOD-the Grand Burden of the Gospel. (Romans 2 - Hodge's Commentary on Romans) This is a powerful appeal. Specifically, Paul"s gospel was not a human invention that tried to make the best of Israel"s rejection of Jesus Christ. All of these matters made the prophets very, very curious. In addition to this, he establishes the authority of the Prophets by intimating that it was God Himself who spoke by them, and consequently that their words must be received as a revelation from heaven. Commentary on Romans 2:1-11 THE PROSECUTION OF MANKIND. Consider this Version 1.2 for Romans 1-2. 1871-8. Prophets.âIn the wider sense in which the word is used, including not only Samuel (Acts 3:24), but also Moses and David, and all who are regarded as having prophesied the Messiah. Compare Hebrews 1:1. The Old Testament is the promise of the New, and the New the accomplishment of the Old. The foundation for Christian living. Old Testament texts which clearly predicted the gospel include Isaiah 52:7; Isaiah 53:1-12; Isaiah 57:19; Zechariah 13:1-9. As in Scripture the term προφήτἡ, Hebrews נָבִיא, is applied to any one who spake by inspiration as the ambassador of God and the interpreter of his will; προφητῶν here includes all the Old Testament writers, whether prophets in the strict sense of the term, or teachers, or historians. a. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/romans-1.html. By his prophets in the Holy Scriptures. Romans 1:2 which he promised afore through his prophets in the holy scriptures, "Which" -i.e. That is, the gospel which Paul was sent to preach, was the same system of grace and truth, which from the beginning had been predicted and partially unfolded in the writings of the Old Testament. in the Holy Scriptures; the books of the Old Testament, so called from the author, matter, and usefulness of them. (Romans 12:1-2) Our God is saying here, “Dare to be different. By declaring that the Gospel had been before promised, Paul tacitly repels the accusation that it was a novel doctrine. graphe. ... (Romans 2:1-2). Moreover it serves to emphasize the sacredness of the gift intrusted to him as separated unto the gospel of God. The word "which" refers back to the gospel. "Commentary on Romans 1:2". Though they might appear to be new, yet he regarded the gospel as entirely consistent with all that had been declared in the Jewish dispensation; and not only consistent, but as actually promised there. ROMANS 12:1-2. The first two verses here are an apostolic example of what is called today a "church letter," or letter of recommendation borne by a Christian transferring from one place to another. Romans 1:1-2 “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures.” Martin Luther said, "The words of the prophets are now set free….Now we can see and understand what was written, for we have an ‘entrance into the Old Testament. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/romans-1.html. But Moses was a prophet, and what is here expressed by the words "his prophets," is explained by the phrase "the law and the prophets," in Romans 3:21. He never undervalued it. Luke 24:44; John 12:16; Acts 10:43. He was therefore personally a stranger, and it was proper for him then especially to show his regard for the doctrines of the prophets. By Rob September 19, 2018 September 27, 2018. As we saw in Romans 1–3, salvation in Christ comprises reconciliation, righteousness and justice, and faith and faithfulness. He manifestly studied it; and never fell into the impious opinion that the Old Testament is of little value. That much—and more—is quite clear. "Commentary on Romans 1:2". Notice that the days of sacrifice are not over. Romans 12.1-2 exposition Romans 12.1-2 is a natural bridge between the two major sections of Paul’s letter. Only here in the New Testament. Commentary, Romans 12:1-2, John E. Guns, The African American Lectionary, 200 8. Romans 12:1-2. That is ἅγιον which belongs to God, or is connected with Him: ἅγιαι γραφαὶ is the O.T. A cursory reading of Romans might lead one to think that chapters 9-11 are a tangent or insertion unrelated to the rest of the letter.1 A more careful reading, however, leads to a different conclusion. We are to present our bodies a living sacrifice.Sacrificing has been transferred from the physical slaughtering of animals to the sacrifice of the self, from the slaying of a dumb and uncomprehending beast to the intelligent and deliberate choice of an understanding human, made in the image of God. His doctrines were in accordance with the acknowledged oracles of God. BibliographySchaff, Philip. Paul was not writing to an individual but to the community of Christians in Rome, and his constant concern is their life together—with a special emphasis on their work. It is almost universally agreed that Paul wrote Romans from the city of Corinth as he wintered there on his third missionary journey as described in Acts 20:2-3. Commentary on Romans 6:1,2 (Read Romans 6:1,2) The apostle is very full in pressing the necessity of holiness. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/romans-1.html. This fresh look at Paul gives the reader insights into Romans that perhaps have not been considered before. 1905. The O.T., as a whole, is prophetic of the New, and it is in the law (Abraham) and the Psalms (David), as much as in the prophets (Isaiah, Hosea), that Paul finds anticipations and promises of the Gospel: see chap. The apostle here and in this whole epistle develops what he had maintained in all his arguments with the Jews in their synagogues in their various cities, and in his defences in their various arraignments, that new Christianity was but the real continuity of old Israelitism, and that modern Judaism was but its cast-off garments. Notice that the days of sacrifice are not over. Take up and read!”b. "Commentary on Romans 1:2". Preachers used Old Testament references because they predicted the coming of the gospel. Acts 26:22-23, "saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come," etc. Romans 12:1-2 is the transition to the last major segment of this Epistle to the Romans. In order to seek His full blessing, and live out God’s holy will, there lie before us three things. Then, in verse 2, the Christian is called upon to change. Hence, he appeals here so often to the Old Testament; and defends every point by the authority of the Bible. διὰ τῶν προφητῶν does not restrict the reference to the prophets in the strict sense of the word. In the New Testament the revelation is always said to be made ‘by’ God, ‘through the prophets.’ The ‘prophets’ are not here distinguished from the other Old Testament writers. See Romans 3:21; Romans 4:3; Romans 9:27, Romans 9:33; Romans 10:11, Romans 10:20. It was a revelation of the Old Testament as well. 451201 > ROMANS 12:1-21 HERE we enter on the second division of this Epistle, where Paul, according to his accustomed method, enforces the duties of believers, by arguments dependent on his previous exhibition of the grand and influential doctrines … It occurs frequently, and always in the sense of profess or promise. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Paul makes sure he implicates the self–righteous person in these first verses. The particular passages of the Old Testament on which he relied will come before us in the course of the Epistle. 1874-1909. Which he promised afore. ... Romans is the seed-bed for Christian doctrine and Paul lays out the foundational truth of the glorious gospel of grace in this book, in a clear, concise and systematic way. This commentary has been through Advanced Checking.. 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