ROMANS 13:1-14 CHRISTIANS having become the subjects of a kingdom which is not of this world, might be led to suppose that they were released from the ties of obedience to human authorities, especially such as were not . even our very enemies, and particularly such as are our own flesh goods: and who are the persons that are to "communicate", not The Letter to the Romans has fascinated and perplexed readers ever since antiquity, when the Church Fathers commented extensively on it. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Explanation 2 2 c Do not be conformed to this world, 3 but be by d Or "communicating", as many versions render the word; (3) it is not improbable that there might be a special reason at that time for enjoining this on the attention of the Romans. words only, saying, be warmed and filled, and give nothing; but - "The primitive Christians," says Calmet, "considered one principal part of their duty to consist in showing hospitality to strangers. The law of the New Testament is Galatians 6:10, "As we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith." The Christian observes a material need and meets it (verse 13). Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (s) A true rule of charity, that we feel for other men's wants as we do for our own, and having that feeling, to help them as much as we can. They were in fact so ready in discharging this duty, that the very pagan admired them for it. To the necessity - To the needs. and blood, nearly related to us, aged parents and especially they and following after it. To a certain extent it is always true, that the world is reluctant to aid the friends of God; and hence the poor followers of Christ are in a special manner thrown on the benefactions of the church. is wrought by the Spirit of God, which is the sanctification of 12:9-13) and others in society (Rom. Romans 13 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. of only by directing and advising, but, if need be, by giving them Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. Proud member us; who by persecution, and distress of some sort or another, or It was customary, indeed, to erect places for lodging and shelter at suitable distances, or by the side of springs or watering places, for travelers to lodge in. The duty of hospitality is still binding upon Christians and all people. cheerfully, and without grudging; and what persons should use, No rule can be given on the subject. A commentary on romans 12-13 C.E.B.Cranfield (Scottish journal of theology occasional papers, no. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Romans 12:13 Parallel Verses [ See commentary ]Romans 12:13, NIV: "Share with the Lord's people who are in need.Practice hospitality." Romans 8:13 Parallel Verses [ See commentary ]Romans 8:13, NIV: "For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. Christians, especially in the time of the apostles, had reason to expect little compassion from the people of the world. Believers scarcely ever traveled without letters of communion, which testified the purity of their faith, and procured for them a favorable reception wherever the name of Jesus Christ was known;" (Calmet, Dict.) so conducting yourselves that the necessities of your fellow-Christians may be also your own, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. the Spirit they are chosen through, as a mean to eternal Given to hospitality - This expression means that they should readily and cheerfully entertain strangers. a. to their necessity, which is recommended. Commentary on Romans 13:8-10 (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. lie merely in private conversation, and in sitting down together But they are built at the public expense, and are unfurnished. 12 z I appeal to you therefore, brothers, 1 by the mercies of God, a to present your bodies b as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. The foundation for Christian living. (2) they are left especially to the care of the church; and if the church neglects them, we may be sure the world will also, Matthew 26:11. Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. From all these causes, it has happened that there are, properly speaking, no inns or taverns in the regions around Palestine. they are such, whom God has set apart for himself, has chosen in The customs of society are indeed changed; and one evidence of advancement in commerce and in security, is furnished in the fact that inns are now provided and patronized for the traveler in all Christian lands. common. As Romans 12 dealt primarily with the Christian and his fellow believers (Rom. These we are to love, and show our love to, not These we are to love, and show our love to, not only by directing and advising, but, if need be, by giving them food and raiment, and lodging them: this is a duty incumbent on ministers of the Gospel, and on private members, and on all who are in any capacity to perform it; and which should be done cheerfully, and without grudging; and what persons should use, inure, and give themselves to, yea, should seek after, and call to objects of it; as Abraham and Lot did, who thereby entertained angels unawares, and is what the apostle here means by pursuing and following after it. Many men have not the means to be extensively hospitable; and many are not placed in situations that require it. Paul makes this especially the duty of a Christian bishop; 1 Timothy 3:2, "A bishop then must ...be given to hospitality;" Titus 1:8. But he is to show particular interest in the welfare of his brethren, and to see that the poor members of the church are provided for; for. indeed, such only come under the care and notice of a church: and native place. That is, distribute to them such things as they need, food, raiment, etc. Continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; When you have told your own necessity to God, then help the necessities of those who come to you. It is demanded by the very genius of the Christian religion; it evinces proper love toward mankind; it shows that there is a feeling of brotherhood and kindness toward others, when such hospitality is shown. inure, and give themselves to, yea, should seek after, and call It is perhaps a conventional American aspiration to be debt-free in every way, because it marks autonomy and self-sufficiency. The love that meets hostility with blessing. Still this does not lessen the obligations to show hospitality. 12 Therefore, I urge you,(A)brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B)holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform(C)to the pattern of this world,(D)but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. are in any capacity to perform it; and which should be done Romans 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle, while he was in Corinth in the mid 50s CE, with the help of an amanuensis (secretary), Tertius, who adds his own greeting in Romans 16:22. us, but also to such of the people of God, that may be of another shown not to such only who are members of the same community with saints have communication with each other, and which is suggested Romans 12:13. b. Here is a Bible study, commentary, and summary of Romans chapter twelve. Romans 12:1-2 Notice that the days of sacrifice are not over. It unites society, creates new bonds of interest and affection, to show kindness to the stranger and to the poor. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 13:8-14 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 12-15. The best manuscripts are wonderfully free from corruptions of this kind, and even inferior manuscripts admit them to a much smaller extent than might have been expected. When the Arabs are at table, they invite those who happen to come to eat with them, whether they be Christians or Muslims, gentle or simple." This was particularly intended by our Saviour's instructions on the subject, Matthew 10:11-13, Matthew 10:40-42. Romans 12:13 - contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. This is a duty which is frequently enjoined in the Scriptures, Hebrews 13:2, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby many have entertained angels unawares;" 1 Peter 4:9, "Use hospitality one to another without grudging." II. It may be added that it would be particularly expected of Christians that they should show hospitality to the ministers of religion. strait circumstances of life, be reduced to want and distress, Romans 12:1-13 - A Living Sacrifice - Therefore, I urge - Bible Gateway A Living Sacrifice - Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. clothe the naked, and give a portion to as many as are in need: Other examples would be the insertion of the phrase “and fasting” in Mark 9:29, and the addition of the doxology to the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:13. (t) Not upon pleasures and needless duties, but upon necessary uses. Necessity.—Some of the Græco-Latin manuscripts and fathers here read, memories, or commemorations, by a slight change of letters, “taking part in the commemorations of the saints,” as if the allusion was to the later ecclesiastical usage of holding festivals in honour of martyrs. Of Christians, or the friends of God. They were hospitable to all strangers, but especially to those who were of the household of faith. church, the deacons, and communicating to the members of it in at the Lord's table, but in "communicating to one another such Allelon is a reciprocal pronoun which denotes that the encouragement and edification is to be a … Every soul: Thi… St. Thomas’s Commentary on Romans, the first in his series of majestic commentaries on Paul’s letters, stands out among commentaries on Paul’s letters, both ancient and modern, as uniquely ample and refined. The writers seek to illuminate both the historical meaning and contemporary significance of Holy Scripture. There was also conflict over the observance to strangers"; which is properly hospitality: respect is to be country, or of some distant parts of our own, not before known by liberality, and beneficence of those who have of this world's 12) Oliver & Boyd, c1965 Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 12:14-21), Rom. THE CONTEXT Earlier, Paul admonished, "Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. To what extent this is to be done, is one of those questions which are to be left to every man's conscience and views of duty. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. "Of saints." Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. They are also to stand aloof from all venturesome It was a time of persecution, and perhaps of extensive distress. all, or any of the saints, but only such as are in "necessity", The Christian is indeed to love all mankind, and to do them good as far as may be in his power, Matthew 5:43-44; Titus 3:8; 1 Timothy 6:18; Hebrews 13:16. ministers of the Gospel, and on private members, and on all who by some providence or another, are obliged to remove from their 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. Barry Horner in Outlined Commentary on Romans writes There is life in the Spirit of adoption, Ro 8;12-17. See on partners, Luke 5:10; see on fellowship, Acts 2:42; see on 1 John 1:3; see on 2 John 1:11. Verse 13 ends with the phrase pursuing hospitality, but … The verb indicates not only that hospitality is to be furnished when sought, but that Christians are to seek opportunities of exercising it. Romans 12 is very similar in content and structure to 1 Corinthians 12-13. (1) They are our brethren; they are of the same family; they are attached to the same Lord; and to do good to them is to evince love to Christ, Matthew 25:40; Mark 9:41. A remarkable instance is also mentioned in Luke 11:5. Commentary on Romans by John Calvin This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. There are, in the villages of Tehama, houses which are public, where travelers may lodge and be entertained some days gratis, if they will be content with the fare; and they are much frequented. their substance, they are to deal their bread to the hungry, Given to hospitality (φιλοξενίαν διώκοντες). In the days of Claudius (about a.d. 50), there was a famine in Judea which produced great distress, and many of the poor and oppressed might flee to the capital for aid. angels unawares, and is what the apostle here means by pursuing Romans 12:13 by Grant | Feb 1, 2014 | Romans | 0 comments Read Introduction to Romans 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. This duty of rendering aid to Christians especially, does not interfere with the general love of mankind. Hospitality is especially enjoined by the Saviour, and its exercise commanded; Matthew 10:40, Matthew 10:42, "He that receiveth you receiveth me, etc." Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 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 Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Subject to the governing authorities: The connection between Romans 12 and Romans 13is clear. The law of Christ is not repealed. All rights reserved. THE CONTEXT Chapter 15 grows out of the conflict addressed in chapter 14—conflict between "weak" Christians (14:1-2) who felt an obligation to abstain from eating meat and other Christians who felt no such obligation. Lesson 91: Your Present Walk and the Coming Day (Romans 13:11-14) Lesson 92: Getting Along in Spite of Our Differences (Romans 14:1-4) Lesson 93: Why We Should Not Judge Others (Romans 14:5-12) No rules could be given that should be applicable to all cases; and hence, the Bible has left the general direction, has furnished examples where it was exercised, has recommended it to mankind, and then has left every man to act on the rule, as he will answer it to God; see Matthew 25:34-46. copies read, "communicating to the memories of the saints"; not things" as are needful, as for the soul, so for the body. dependence on him; and partly the graces of others, the charity, sanctification; and in whose hearts a work of grace and holiness become the Gospel of Christ: and such as these, being in It is the will and This verse shows that Christians have a responsibility to share . soberly, righteously, and godly, and have their conversations as 13:1-7 deals primarily with the Christian and the civil government. Some For more information about XSL, visit the Romans 13:11-13 Spiritually, darkness is brought on by sin.Darkness gratifies the sinful nature, lulls a person to sleep spiritually, and provides a cover for evil. whose sins he has expiated by his blood; and to whom he is made Immediately after the discussion of spiritual gifts comes a warning about pride and an emphasis on practical lifestyle love. his Son, that they should be holy; whom Christ has sanctified, or 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. Romans 12:13, ESV: "Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality." Caravanserai.) We know, from other parts of the New Testament, that at that time the apostle was deeply interested in procuring aid for the poor brethren in Judea, Romans 15:25-26; compare Acts 19:21; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; 2 Corinthians 9:2-4. Romans 12 – Living the Christian Life A. (Romans 12 - Vincent's Word Studies) One another (240) (allelon) means each other and speaks of a mutuality or sharing of sentiments between two persons or groups of persons. Distributing to the necessity of saints In the time of our Saviour it was evidently practiced in the most open and frank manner; Luke 10:7, "And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give." Immediately after the discussion of spiritual gifts comes a warning about pride and an emphasis on practical lifestyle love. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 15:4-13 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 14:1—15:3. ταῖς χρείαις τῶν ἁγίων κοινωνοῦντες: “the saints” as in Romans 8:27, 1 Timothy 5:10 are Christians generally. Given to hospitality; food and raiment, and lodging them: this is a duty incumbent on Commentary on Romans 12:17-21 (Read Romans 12:17-21) Since men became enemies to God, they have been very ready to be enemies one to another. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary Romans 12:12-13. The Christian opens his home to those who need hospitality. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. It springs up naturally in countries thinly settled, where the sight of a stranger would be therefore especially pleasant; in countries too, where the occupation was chiefly to attend flocks, and where there was much leisure for conversation; and where the population was too sparse, and the travelers too infrequent, to justify inn-keeping as a business. Romans 12:1-2 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a … Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. "distributing" more properly belongs to the officers of the to objects of it; as Abraham and Lot did, who thereby entertained "Romans 8:13, ESV: "For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live." However, there is no contextual This command, of course, has reference to the poor. Rev., communicating to. It is still so; and hence, it becomes, in their view, a virtue of high order to entertain, at their own tables, and in their families, such strangers as may be traveling. Salem Media Group. They are called saints as being holy (ἁγιοι hagioi), or consecrated to God. All men in general are to be relieved that are in want, Since a commentary is a fundamental tool for the expositor or teacher who seeks to interpret and apply Scripture in the church or classroom, the NAC focuses on communicating the theological structure and content of each biblical book. Calmer is also of opinion that the two minor epistles of John may be such letters of recommendation and communion; compare 2 John 1:10. are here pointed at; it is not communicating to the saints, but Given to hospitality; or, as it may be rendered, "pursuing", or "following after love to strangers"; which is properly hospitality: respect is to be shown not to such only who are members of the same community with us, but also to such of the people of God, that may be of another country, or of some distant parts of our own, not before known by us; who by persecution, and distress of some sort or another, or by some providence or another, are obliged to remove from their native place. 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Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Explanation 2 2 c Do not be conformed to this world, 3 but be by d Or "communicating", as many versions render the word; (3) it is not improbable that there might be a special reason at that time for enjoining this on the attention of the Romans. words only, saying, be warmed and filled, and give nothing; but - "The primitive Christians," says Calmet, "considered one principal part of their duty to consist in showing hospitality to strangers. The law of the New Testament is Galatians 6:10, "As we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith." The Christian observes a material need and meets it (verse 13). Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (s) A true rule of charity, that we feel for other men's wants as we do for our own, and having that feeling, to help them as much as we can. They were in fact so ready in discharging this duty, that the very pagan admired them for it. To the necessity - To the needs. and blood, nearly related to us, aged parents and especially they and following after it. To a certain extent it is always true, that the world is reluctant to aid the friends of God; and hence the poor followers of Christ are in a special manner thrown on the benefactions of the church. is wrought by the Spirit of God, which is the sanctification of 12:9-13) and others in society (Rom. Romans 13 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. of only by directing and advising, but, if need be, by giving them Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. Proud member us; who by persecution, and distress of some sort or another, or It was customary, indeed, to erect places for lodging and shelter at suitable distances, or by the side of springs or watering places, for travelers to lodge in. The duty of hospitality is still binding upon Christians and all people. cheerfully, and without grudging; and what persons should use, No rule can be given on the subject. A commentary on romans 12-13 C.E.B.Cranfield (Scottish journal of theology occasional papers, no. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Romans 12:13 Parallel Verses [ See commentary ]Romans 12:13, NIV: "Share with the Lord's people who are in need.Practice hospitality." Romans 8:13 Parallel Verses [ See commentary ]Romans 8:13, NIV: "For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. Christians, especially in the time of the apostles, had reason to expect little compassion from the people of the world. Believers scarcely ever traveled without letters of communion, which testified the purity of their faith, and procured for them a favorable reception wherever the name of Jesus Christ was known;" (Calmet, Dict.) so conducting yourselves that the necessities of your fellow-Christians may be also your own, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. the Spirit they are chosen through, as a mean to eternal Given to hospitality - This expression means that they should readily and cheerfully entertain strangers. a. to their necessity, which is recommended. Commentary on Romans 13:8-10 (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. lie merely in private conversation, and in sitting down together But they are built at the public expense, and are unfurnished. 12 z I appeal to you therefore, brothers, 1 by the mercies of God, a to present your bodies b as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. The foundation for Christian living. (2) they are left especially to the care of the church; and if the church neglects them, we may be sure the world will also, Matthew 26:11. Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. From all these causes, it has happened that there are, properly speaking, no inns or taverns in the regions around Palestine. they are such, whom God has set apart for himself, has chosen in The customs of society are indeed changed; and one evidence of advancement in commerce and in security, is furnished in the fact that inns are now provided and patronized for the traveler in all Christian lands. common. As Romans 12 dealt primarily with the Christian and his fellow believers (Rom. These we are to love, and show our love to, not These we are to love, and show our love to, not only by directing and advising, but, if need be, by giving them food and raiment, and lodging them: this is a duty incumbent on ministers of the Gospel, and on private members, and on all who are in any capacity to perform it; and which should be done cheerfully, and without grudging; and what persons should use, inure, and give themselves to, yea, should seek after, and call to objects of it; as Abraham and Lot did, who thereby entertained angels unawares, and is what the apostle here means by pursuing and following after it. Many men have not the means to be extensively hospitable; and many are not placed in situations that require it. Paul makes this especially the duty of a Christian bishop; 1 Timothy 3:2, "A bishop then must ...be given to hospitality;" Titus 1:8. But he is to show particular interest in the welfare of his brethren, and to see that the poor members of the church are provided for; for. indeed, such only come under the care and notice of a church: and native place. That is, distribute to them such things as they need, food, raiment, etc. Continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; When you have told your own necessity to God, then help the necessities of those who come to you. It is demanded by the very genius of the Christian religion; it evinces proper love toward mankind; it shows that there is a feeling of brotherhood and kindness toward others, when such hospitality is shown. inure, and give themselves to, yea, should seek after, and call It is perhaps a conventional American aspiration to be debt-free in every way, because it marks autonomy and self-sufficiency. The love that meets hostility with blessing. Still this does not lessen the obligations to show hospitality. 12 Therefore, I urge you,(A)brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B)holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform(C)to the pattern of this world,(D)but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. are in any capacity to perform it; and which should be done Romans 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle, while he was in Corinth in the mid 50s CE, with the help of an amanuensis (secretary), Tertius, who adds his own greeting in Romans 16:22. us, but also to such of the people of God, that may be of another shown not to such only who are members of the same community with saints have communication with each other, and which is suggested Romans 12:13. b. Here is a Bible study, commentary, and summary of Romans chapter twelve. Romans 12:1-2 Notice that the days of sacrifice are not over. It unites society, creates new bonds of interest and affection, to show kindness to the stranger and to the poor. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 13:8-14 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 12-15. The best manuscripts are wonderfully free from corruptions of this kind, and even inferior manuscripts admit them to a much smaller extent than might have been expected. When the Arabs are at table, they invite those who happen to come to eat with them, whether they be Christians or Muslims, gentle or simple." This was particularly intended by our Saviour's instructions on the subject, Matthew 10:11-13, Matthew 10:40-42. Romans 12:13 - contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. This is a duty which is frequently enjoined in the Scriptures, Hebrews 13:2, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby many have entertained angels unawares;" 1 Peter 4:9, "Use hospitality one to another without grudging." II. It may be added that it would be particularly expected of Christians that they should show hospitality to the ministers of religion. strait circumstances of life, be reduced to want and distress, Romans 12:1-13 - A Living Sacrifice - Therefore, I urge - Bible Gateway A Living Sacrifice - Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. clothe the naked, and give a portion to as many as are in need: Other examples would be the insertion of the phrase “and fasting” in Mark 9:29, and the addition of the doxology to the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:13. (t) Not upon pleasures and needless duties, but upon necessary uses. Necessity.—Some of the Græco-Latin manuscripts and fathers here read, memories, or commemorations, by a slight change of letters, “taking part in the commemorations of the saints,” as if the allusion was to the later ecclesiastical usage of holding festivals in honour of martyrs. Of Christians, or the friends of God. They were hospitable to all strangers, but especially to those who were of the household of faith. church, the deacons, and communicating to the members of it in at the Lord's table, but in "communicating to one another such Allelon is a reciprocal pronoun which denotes that the encouragement and edification is to be a … Every soul: Thi… St. Thomas’s Commentary on Romans, the first in his series of majestic commentaries on Paul’s letters, stands out among commentaries on Paul’s letters, both ancient and modern, as uniquely ample and refined. The writers seek to illuminate both the historical meaning and contemporary significance of Holy Scripture. There was also conflict over the observance to strangers"; which is properly hospitality: respect is to be country, or of some distant parts of our own, not before known by liberality, and beneficence of those who have of this world's 12) Oliver & Boyd, c1965 Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 12:14-21), Rom. THE CONTEXT Earlier, Paul admonished, "Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. To what extent this is to be done, is one of those questions which are to be left to every man's conscience and views of duty. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. "Of saints." Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. They are also to stand aloof from all venturesome It was a time of persecution, and perhaps of extensive distress. all, or any of the saints, but only such as are in "necessity", The Christian is indeed to love all mankind, and to do them good as far as may be in his power, Matthew 5:43-44; Titus 3:8; 1 Timothy 6:18; Hebrews 13:16. ministers of the Gospel, and on private members, and on all who by some providence or another, are obliged to remove from their 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. Barry Horner in Outlined Commentary on Romans writes There is life in the Spirit of adoption, Ro 8;12-17. See on partners, Luke 5:10; see on fellowship, Acts 2:42; see on 1 John 1:3; see on 2 John 1:11. Verse 13 ends with the phrase pursuing hospitality, but … The verb indicates not only that hospitality is to be furnished when sought, but that Christians are to seek opportunities of exercising it. Romans 12 is very similar in content and structure to 1 Corinthians 12-13. (1) They are our brethren; they are of the same family; they are attached to the same Lord; and to do good to them is to evince love to Christ, Matthew 25:40; Mark 9:41. A remarkable instance is also mentioned in Luke 11:5. Commentary on Romans by John Calvin This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. There are, in the villages of Tehama, houses which are public, where travelers may lodge and be entertained some days gratis, if they will be content with the fare; and they are much frequented. their substance, they are to deal their bread to the hungry, Given to hospitality (φιλοξενίαν διώκοντες). In the days of Claudius (about a.d. 50), there was a famine in Judea which produced great distress, and many of the poor and oppressed might flee to the capital for aid. angels unawares, and is what the apostle here means by pursuing Romans 12:13 by Grant | Feb 1, 2014 | Romans | 0 comments Read Introduction to Romans 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. This duty of rendering aid to Christians especially, does not interfere with the general love of mankind. Hospitality is especially enjoined by the Saviour, and its exercise commanded; Matthew 10:40, Matthew 10:42, "He that receiveth you receiveth me, etc." Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 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 Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Subject to the governing authorities: The connection between Romans 12 and Romans 13is clear. The law of Christ is not repealed. All rights reserved. THE CONTEXT Chapter 15 grows out of the conflict addressed in chapter 14—conflict between "weak" Christians (14:1-2) who felt an obligation to abstain from eating meat and other Christians who felt no such obligation. Lesson 91: Your Present Walk and the Coming Day (Romans 13:11-14) Lesson 92: Getting Along in Spite of Our Differences (Romans 14:1-4) Lesson 93: Why We Should Not Judge Others (Romans 14:5-12) No rules could be given that should be applicable to all cases; and hence, the Bible has left the general direction, has furnished examples where it was exercised, has recommended it to mankind, and then has left every man to act on the rule, as he will answer it to God; see Matthew 25:34-46. copies read, "communicating to the memories of the saints"; not things" as are needful, as for the soul, so for the body. dependence on him; and partly the graces of others, the charity, sanctification; and in whose hearts a work of grace and holiness become the Gospel of Christ: and such as these, being in It is the will and This verse shows that Christians have a responsibility to share . soberly, righteously, and godly, and have their conversations as 13:1-7 deals primarily with the Christian and the civil government. Some For more information about XSL, visit the Romans 13:11-13 Spiritually, darkness is brought on by sin.Darkness gratifies the sinful nature, lulls a person to sleep spiritually, and provides a cover for evil. whose sins he has expiated by his blood; and to whom he is made Immediately after the discussion of spiritual gifts comes a warning about pride and an emphasis on practical lifestyle love. his Son, that they should be holy; whom Christ has sanctified, or 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. Romans 12:13, ESV: "Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality." Caravanserai.) We know, from other parts of the New Testament, that at that time the apostle was deeply interested in procuring aid for the poor brethren in Judea, Romans 15:25-26; compare Acts 19:21; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; 2 Corinthians 9:2-4. Romans 12 – Living the Christian Life A. (Romans 12 - Vincent's Word Studies) One another (240) (allelon) means each other and speaks of a mutuality or sharing of sentiments between two persons or groups of persons. Distributing to the necessity of saints In the time of our Saviour it was evidently practiced in the most open and frank manner; Luke 10:7, "And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give." Immediately after the discussion of spiritual gifts comes a warning about pride and an emphasis on practical lifestyle love. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 15:4-13 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 14:1—15:3. ταῖς χρείαις τῶν ἁγίων κοινωνοῦντες: “the saints” as in Romans 8:27, 1 Timothy 5:10 are Christians generally. Given to hospitality; food and raiment, and lodging them: this is a duty incumbent on Commentary on Romans 12:17-21 (Read Romans 12:17-21) Since men became enemies to God, they have been very ready to be enemies one to another. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary Romans 12:12-13. The Christian opens his home to those who need hospitality. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. It springs up naturally in countries thinly settled, where the sight of a stranger would be therefore especially pleasant; in countries too, where the occupation was chiefly to attend flocks, and where there was much leisure for conversation; and where the population was too sparse, and the travelers too infrequent, to justify inn-keeping as a business. Romans 12:1-2 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a … Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. "distributing" more properly belongs to the officers of the to objects of it; as Abraham and Lot did, who thereby entertained "Romans 8:13, ESV: "For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live." However, there is no contextual This command, of course, has reference to the poor. Rev., communicating to. It is still so; and hence, it becomes, in their view, a virtue of high order to entertain, at their own tables, and in their families, such strangers as may be traveling. Salem Media Group. They are called saints as being holy (ἁγιοι hagioi), or consecrated to God. All men in general are to be relieved that are in want, Since a commentary is a fundamental tool for the expositor or teacher who seeks to interpret and apply Scripture in the church or classroom, the NAC focuses on communicating the theological structure and content of each biblical book. Calmer is also of opinion that the two minor epistles of John may be such letters of recommendation and communion; compare 2 John 1:10. are here pointed at; it is not communicating to the saints, but Given to hospitality; or, as it may be rendered, "pursuing", or "following after love to strangers"; which is properly hospitality: respect is to be shown not to such only who are members of the same community with us, but also to such of the people of God, that may be of another country, or of some distant parts of our own, not before known by us; who by persecution, and distress of some sort or another, or by some providence or another, are obliged to remove from their native place. 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honourably of them, and imitating them in what they did well; see This virtue is no less common in eastern nations at present than it was in the time of Christ. The meaning is sharing in the necessities; taking part in them as one's own. And those that embrace religion, must expect to meet with enemies in a Paul believed that Christian doctrine was meant to influence Christian practice; and therefore, after the fundamental and profound exhibition of the central truths of Christianity which occupies the earlier portion of this great Epistle, he tacks on, with a ‘therefore’ to his theological exposition, a series of plain, practical teachings. Each traveler carries his own bed and clothes and cooking utensils, and such places are merely designed as a shelter for caravans; (see Robinson's Calmet, art. Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints Or "communicating", as many versions render the word; "distributing" more properly belongs to the officers of the church, the deacons, and communicating to the members of it in common. The waver of hospitality is one of the charges which the Judge of mankind will allege against the wicked, and on which he will condemn them; Matthew 25:43, "I was a stranger, and ye took me not in." Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project Romans 12 highlights the social and community aspects of salvation. The next verse, Romans 12:10, literally begins by saying, In brotherly/sisterly love be lovingly affectionate. So Romans 15:27; 1 Timothy 5:22; 2 John 1:11; Hebrews 2:14; 1 Peter 4:13. making images of them, and praying to them, but speaking well and salvation by Christ; and in consequence of this, they live > ROMANS 13:1-14 CHRISTIANS having become the subjects of a kingdom which is not of this world, might be led to suppose that they were released from the ties of obedience to human authorities, especially such as were not . even our very enemies, and particularly such as are our own flesh goods: and who are the persons that are to "communicate", not The Letter to the Romans has fascinated and perplexed readers ever since antiquity, when the Church Fathers commented extensively on it. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Explanation 2 2 c Do not be conformed to this world, 3 but be by d Or "communicating", as many versions render the word; (3) it is not improbable that there might be a special reason at that time for enjoining this on the attention of the Romans. words only, saying, be warmed and filled, and give nothing; but - "The primitive Christians," says Calmet, "considered one principal part of their duty to consist in showing hospitality to strangers. The law of the New Testament is Galatians 6:10, "As we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith." The Christian observes a material need and meets it (verse 13). Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (s) A true rule of charity, that we feel for other men's wants as we do for our own, and having that feeling, to help them as much as we can. They were in fact so ready in discharging this duty, that the very pagan admired them for it. To the necessity - To the needs. and blood, nearly related to us, aged parents and especially they and following after it. To a certain extent it is always true, that the world is reluctant to aid the friends of God; and hence the poor followers of Christ are in a special manner thrown on the benefactions of the church. is wrought by the Spirit of God, which is the sanctification of 12:9-13) and others in society (Rom. Romans 13 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. of only by directing and advising, but, if need be, by giving them Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. Proud member us; who by persecution, and distress of some sort or another, or It was customary, indeed, to erect places for lodging and shelter at suitable distances, or by the side of springs or watering places, for travelers to lodge in. The duty of hospitality is still binding upon Christians and all people. cheerfully, and without grudging; and what persons should use, No rule can be given on the subject. A commentary on romans 12-13 C.E.B.Cranfield (Scottish journal of theology occasional papers, no. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Romans 12:13 Parallel Verses [ See commentary ]Romans 12:13, NIV: "Share with the Lord's people who are in need.Practice hospitality." Romans 8:13 Parallel Verses [ See commentary ]Romans 8:13, NIV: "For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. Christians, especially in the time of the apostles, had reason to expect little compassion from the people of the world. Believers scarcely ever traveled without letters of communion, which testified the purity of their faith, and procured for them a favorable reception wherever the name of Jesus Christ was known;" (Calmet, Dict.) so conducting yourselves that the necessities of your fellow-Christians may be also your own, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. the Spirit they are chosen through, as a mean to eternal Given to hospitality - This expression means that they should readily and cheerfully entertain strangers. a. to their necessity, which is recommended. Commentary on Romans 13:8-10 (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. lie merely in private conversation, and in sitting down together But they are built at the public expense, and are unfurnished. 12 z I appeal to you therefore, brothers, 1 by the mercies of God, a to present your bodies b as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. The foundation for Christian living. (2) they are left especially to the care of the church; and if the church neglects them, we may be sure the world will also, Matthew 26:11. Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. From all these causes, it has happened that there are, properly speaking, no inns or taverns in the regions around Palestine. they are such, whom God has set apart for himself, has chosen in The customs of society are indeed changed; and one evidence of advancement in commerce and in security, is furnished in the fact that inns are now provided and patronized for the traveler in all Christian lands. common. As Romans 12 dealt primarily with the Christian and his fellow believers (Rom. These we are to love, and show our love to, not These we are to love, and show our love to, not only by directing and advising, but, if need be, by giving them food and raiment, and lodging them: this is a duty incumbent on ministers of the Gospel, and on private members, and on all who are in any capacity to perform it; and which should be done cheerfully, and without grudging; and what persons should use, inure, and give themselves to, yea, should seek after, and call to objects of it; as Abraham and Lot did, who thereby entertained angels unawares, and is what the apostle here means by pursuing and following after it. Many men have not the means to be extensively hospitable; and many are not placed in situations that require it. Paul makes this especially the duty of a Christian bishop; 1 Timothy 3:2, "A bishop then must ...be given to hospitality;" Titus 1:8. But he is to show particular interest in the welfare of his brethren, and to see that the poor members of the church are provided for; for. indeed, such only come under the care and notice of a church: and native place. That is, distribute to them such things as they need, food, raiment, etc. Continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; When you have told your own necessity to God, then help the necessities of those who come to you. It is demanded by the very genius of the Christian religion; it evinces proper love toward mankind; it shows that there is a feeling of brotherhood and kindness toward others, when such hospitality is shown. inure, and give themselves to, yea, should seek after, and call It is perhaps a conventional American aspiration to be debt-free in every way, because it marks autonomy and self-sufficiency. The love that meets hostility with blessing. Still this does not lessen the obligations to show hospitality. 12 Therefore, I urge you,(A)brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B)holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform(C)to the pattern of this world,(D)but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. are in any capacity to perform it; and which should be done Romans 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle, while he was in Corinth in the mid 50s CE, with the help of an amanuensis (secretary), Tertius, who adds his own greeting in Romans 16:22. us, but also to such of the people of God, that may be of another shown not to such only who are members of the same community with saints have communication with each other, and which is suggested Romans 12:13. b. Here is a Bible study, commentary, and summary of Romans chapter twelve. Romans 12:1-2 Notice that the days of sacrifice are not over. It unites society, creates new bonds of interest and affection, to show kindness to the stranger and to the poor. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 13:8-14 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 12-15. The best manuscripts are wonderfully free from corruptions of this kind, and even inferior manuscripts admit them to a much smaller extent than might have been expected. When the Arabs are at table, they invite those who happen to come to eat with them, whether they be Christians or Muslims, gentle or simple." This was particularly intended by our Saviour's instructions on the subject, Matthew 10:11-13, Matthew 10:40-42. Romans 12:13 - contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. This is a duty which is frequently enjoined in the Scriptures, Hebrews 13:2, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby many have entertained angels unawares;" 1 Peter 4:9, "Use hospitality one to another without grudging." II. It may be added that it would be particularly expected of Christians that they should show hospitality to the ministers of religion. strait circumstances of life, be reduced to want and distress, Romans 12:1-13 - A Living Sacrifice - Therefore, I urge - Bible Gateway A Living Sacrifice - Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. clothe the naked, and give a portion to as many as are in need: Other examples would be the insertion of the phrase “and fasting” in Mark 9:29, and the addition of the doxology to the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:13. (t) Not upon pleasures and needless duties, but upon necessary uses. Necessity.—Some of the Græco-Latin manuscripts and fathers here read, memories, or commemorations, by a slight change of letters, “taking part in the commemorations of the saints,” as if the allusion was to the later ecclesiastical usage of holding festivals in honour of martyrs. Of Christians, or the friends of God. They were hospitable to all strangers, but especially to those who were of the household of faith. church, the deacons, and communicating to the members of it in at the Lord's table, but in "communicating to one another such Allelon is a reciprocal pronoun which denotes that the encouragement and edification is to be a … Every soul: Thi… St. Thomas’s Commentary on Romans, the first in his series of majestic commentaries on Paul’s letters, stands out among commentaries on Paul’s letters, both ancient and modern, as uniquely ample and refined. The writers seek to illuminate both the historical meaning and contemporary significance of Holy Scripture. There was also conflict over the observance to strangers"; which is properly hospitality: respect is to be country, or of some distant parts of our own, not before known by liberality, and beneficence of those who have of this world's 12) Oliver & Boyd, c1965 Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 12:14-21), Rom. THE CONTEXT Earlier, Paul admonished, "Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. To what extent this is to be done, is one of those questions which are to be left to every man's conscience and views of duty. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. "Of saints." Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. They are also to stand aloof from all venturesome It was a time of persecution, and perhaps of extensive distress. all, or any of the saints, but only such as are in "necessity", The Christian is indeed to love all mankind, and to do them good as far as may be in his power, Matthew 5:43-44; Titus 3:8; 1 Timothy 6:18; Hebrews 13:16. ministers of the Gospel, and on private members, and on all who by some providence or another, are obliged to remove from their 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. Barry Horner in Outlined Commentary on Romans writes There is life in the Spirit of adoption, Ro 8;12-17. See on partners, Luke 5:10; see on fellowship, Acts 2:42; see on 1 John 1:3; see on 2 John 1:11. Verse 13 ends with the phrase pursuing hospitality, but … The verb indicates not only that hospitality is to be furnished when sought, but that Christians are to seek opportunities of exercising it. Romans 12 is very similar in content and structure to 1 Corinthians 12-13. (1) They are our brethren; they are of the same family; they are attached to the same Lord; and to do good to them is to evince love to Christ, Matthew 25:40; Mark 9:41. A remarkable instance is also mentioned in Luke 11:5. Commentary on Romans by John Calvin This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. There are, in the villages of Tehama, houses which are public, where travelers may lodge and be entertained some days gratis, if they will be content with the fare; and they are much frequented. their substance, they are to deal their bread to the hungry, Given to hospitality (φιλοξενίαν διώκοντες). In the days of Claudius (about a.d. 50), there was a famine in Judea which produced great distress, and many of the poor and oppressed might flee to the capital for aid. angels unawares, and is what the apostle here means by pursuing Romans 12:13 by Grant | Feb 1, 2014 | Romans | 0 comments Read Introduction to Romans 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. This duty of rendering aid to Christians especially, does not interfere with the general love of mankind. Hospitality is especially enjoined by the Saviour, and its exercise commanded; Matthew 10:40, Matthew 10:42, "He that receiveth you receiveth me, etc." Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 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 Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Subject to the governing authorities: The connection between Romans 12 and Romans 13is clear. The law of Christ is not repealed. All rights reserved. THE CONTEXT Chapter 15 grows out of the conflict addressed in chapter 14—conflict between "weak" Christians (14:1-2) who felt an obligation to abstain from eating meat and other Christians who felt no such obligation. Lesson 91: Your Present Walk and the Coming Day (Romans 13:11-14) Lesson 92: Getting Along in Spite of Our Differences (Romans 14:1-4) Lesson 93: Why We Should Not Judge Others (Romans 14:5-12) No rules could be given that should be applicable to all cases; and hence, the Bible has left the general direction, has furnished examples where it was exercised, has recommended it to mankind, and then has left every man to act on the rule, as he will answer it to God; see Matthew 25:34-46. copies read, "communicating to the memories of the saints"; not things" as are needful, as for the soul, so for the body. dependence on him; and partly the graces of others, the charity, sanctification; and in whose hearts a work of grace and holiness become the Gospel of Christ: and such as these, being in It is the will and This verse shows that Christians have a responsibility to share . soberly, righteously, and godly, and have their conversations as 13:1-7 deals primarily with the Christian and the civil government. Some For more information about XSL, visit the Romans 13:11-13 Spiritually, darkness is brought on by sin.Darkness gratifies the sinful nature, lulls a person to sleep spiritually, and provides a cover for evil. whose sins he has expiated by his blood; and to whom he is made Immediately after the discussion of spiritual gifts comes a warning about pride and an emphasis on practical lifestyle love. his Son, that they should be holy; whom Christ has sanctified, or 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. Romans 12:13, ESV: "Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality." Caravanserai.) We know, from other parts of the New Testament, that at that time the apostle was deeply interested in procuring aid for the poor brethren in Judea, Romans 15:25-26; compare Acts 19:21; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; 2 Corinthians 9:2-4. Romans 12 – Living the Christian Life A. (Romans 12 - Vincent's Word Studies) One another (240) (allelon) means each other and speaks of a mutuality or sharing of sentiments between two persons or groups of persons. Distributing to the necessity of saints In the time of our Saviour it was evidently practiced in the most open and frank manner; Luke 10:7, "And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give." Immediately after the discussion of spiritual gifts comes a warning about pride and an emphasis on practical lifestyle love. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 15:4-13 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 14:1—15:3. ταῖς χρείαις τῶν ἁγίων κοινωνοῦντες: “the saints” as in Romans 8:27, 1 Timothy 5:10 are Christians generally. Given to hospitality; food and raiment, and lodging them: this is a duty incumbent on Commentary on Romans 12:17-21 (Read Romans 12:17-21) Since men became enemies to God, they have been very ready to be enemies one to another. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary Romans 12:12-13. The Christian opens his home to those who need hospitality. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. It springs up naturally in countries thinly settled, where the sight of a stranger would be therefore especially pleasant; in countries too, where the occupation was chiefly to attend flocks, and where there was much leisure for conversation; and where the population was too sparse, and the travelers too infrequent, to justify inn-keeping as a business. Romans 12:1-2 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a … Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. "distributing" more properly belongs to the officers of the to objects of it; as Abraham and Lot did, who thereby entertained "Romans 8:13, ESV: "For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live." However, there is no contextual This command, of course, has reference to the poor. Rev., communicating to. It is still so; and hence, it becomes, in their view, a virtue of high order to entertain, at their own tables, and in their families, such strangers as may be traveling. Salem Media Group. They are called saints as being holy (ἁγιοι hagioi), or consecrated to God. All men in general are to be relieved that are in want, Since a commentary is a fundamental tool for the expositor or teacher who seeks to interpret and apply Scripture in the church or classroom, the NAC focuses on communicating the theological structure and content of each biblical book. Calmer is also of opinion that the two minor epistles of John may be such letters of recommendation and communion; compare 2 John 1:10. are here pointed at; it is not communicating to the saints, but Given to hospitality; or, as it may be rendered, "pursuing", or "following after love to strangers"; which is properly hospitality: respect is to be shown not to such only who are members of the same community with us, but also to such of the people of God, that may be of another country, or of some distant parts of our own, not before known by us; who by persecution, and distress of some sort or another, or by some providence or another, are obliged to remove from their native place. 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