Our salvation.—That blissful participation in His kingdom which the Messiah at His Second Coming should inaugurate for His people. knowing the time, that now it is high time—literally, "the hour has already come.". (Tholuck, and the Germans generally.) The Sun of righteousness has arisen. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. For Paul had in view the end of our calling; inasmuch as God, by adopting us, unites us to the body of his only-begotten Son, and for this purpose, -- that we, renouncing our former life, may become new men in him. Referring to the injunction of Romans 13:8. Indeed in no other sense can what is said here of night and day be appropriate. Paul, setting a bridle on our desires, reminds us, that the cause of all intemperance is, that no one is content with a moderate or lawful use of things: he has therefore laid down this rule, -- that we are to provide for the wants of our flesh, but not to indulge its lusts. Besides, the comparison between the night and the day does in my judgment dissipate every doubt on the point. 1.  The preceding explanation of night and day, as here to be understood, does not comport with what is afterwards said on Romans 13:12. This was in strict accordance with Mark 13:32, and resulted naturally from the peculiar form of the Jewish Messianic expectation. 12. But the whole tenor of what follows by no means favors this view. Salvation here, as in Romans 8:24, and in 1 Peter 1:9, means salvation made complete and perfect, the full employment of all its blessings. Sleep is "the kinsman of death," and it is the emblem of the insensibility and stupidity of sinners. But afterwards, when he bids us to walk in the light, as it were during the day time, he does not continue the same metaphor; for he compares to the day our present state, while Christ shines on us. Sin came into the world through one man (Adam) and spread to many, so also the gift of grace came through one man (Jesus) and abounds unto many. Romans 13:11-14 The Sin of Sloth (Bowen) Dorothy Sayers, the English mystery writer says, âIn the world it is called tolerance, but in hell it is called despair. The whole passage would then read better in this manner, -- 11. Hoc enim, quum noverimus tempus, quia hora est qua jam e somno expergiscamur (nunc enim propior est salus nostra quam quum credi-dimus,). This, the time of the "gospel," when God had "made known" to people his will that they should be pure. just at their Father's house, ready to enter into the joy of their Lord, into his everlasting kingdom and glory, and yet asleep! (Rosenmuller.) But we, who always stand in the sight of God and of angels, and whom Christ, the true sun of righteousness, invites to his presence, we indeed ought to be much more careful to beware of every kind of pollution. To put on Christ, then, is to put on his virtues and graces, to put on or be endued with his spirit, to imitate his conduct and to copy his example. As long as we carry about us our flesh, we cannot cast away every care for it; for though our conversation is in heaven, we yet sojourn on earth. As believers in Jesus Christ we are not to be found sleeping. 14. For nearer is now our salvation, etc. The reference is apparently to the Lord's second coming, rather than to future glory. It probably, however, has its usual meaning here, denoting that deliverance from sin and danger which awaits Christians in heaven; and is thus equivalent to the expression, "You are advancing nearer to heaven.  He mentions awake, by which he intimates that we are to be equipped and prepared to undertake the services which the Lord requires from us. Then this declaration could not have been suitable to the Romans. The world has been sunk in the "night" of paganism and sin. Others, to increased "light" and knowledge of the gospel, so that they could more clearly discern their duty than when they became believers. Even heathens have said, that a few things suffice nature, but that the appetites of men are insatiable. Both are necessary: for Christ is our sanctification, the author, worker, and example of it, as well as our righteousness. Romans 13:6 "For this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing." Some suppose that by it the apostle refers to the personal reign of Christ on the earth. If we adopt "I command," or "moreover," as Calvin does, it would be better to regard the participle eidotes, as having the meaning of an imperative, este being understood, several instances of which we have in the preceding chapter, Romans 12:9,16,17. At that time it was to be expected that they would sleep the sleep of spiritual death. (11) An application taken from the circumstances of the time: which also itself puts us in mind of our duty, seeing that this remains, after which the darkness of ignorance and wicked affections by the knowledge of God's truth is driven out of us, that we order our life according to that certain and sure rule of all righteousness and honesty, being fully grounded upon the power of the Spirit of Christ. Commentary on Romans 13:11-14 (Read Romans 13:11-14) Four things are here taught, as a Christian's directory for his day's work. Check out Romans 13:11-14 Children of the light by David Guthrie on Amazon Music. Romans 14:10 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of Godâs family; also in verses 13, 15 and 21. This is favored by the order of the Greek words. Because the Spirit brings His order into our lives (1 â¦ The import then of the words is this, "Since we know that the seasonable time has already come, in which we should awake from sleep, let us cast aside whatever belongs to the night, let us shake off all the works of darkness, since the darkness itself has been dissipated, and let us attend to the works of light, and walk as it becomes those who are enjoying the day." Romans 13 is a very hard passage to wrap one's brain around. People, by nature, are active only in deeds of wickedness. for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed; by which is meant, not temporal salvation, or a deliverance from the persecution the saints endured in Judea, from their own countrymen, by the departure of them from Jerusalem, a little before its destruction, by the destruction of that city, and the peaceful times of Vespasian; but a spiritual and eternal salvation: not Christ the author of it, who was come to effect it; nor that itself, as obtained, which was now done, finished, and completed; nor the application of it to their souls, which also had been made; but the consummate enjoyment of it in heaven, the salvation of their souls at death, and both of soul and body at the resurrection; consisting in a freedom from every evil, and in a full possession of all that is good and glorious: this is brought nearer to the saints, to their sight and view, as their faith grows and increases; and they are nearer the enjoyment of that than when they first believed; and which is a strong reason why a sluggish, slothful frame should not be indulged; what, sleep, and heaven so near at hand! If we adopt "I command," or "moreover," as Calvin does, it would be better to regard the participle eidotes, as having the meaning of an imperative, este being understood, several instances of which we have in the preceding chapter, Romans 12:9,16,17. But he was careful not to upset anyone elseâs work (Romans 15:20). As, however, the words are metaphorical, it may be useful to consider their meaning: Ignorance of God is what he calls night; for all who are thus ignorant go astray and sleep as people do in the night. The meaning is," Hitherto we have walked in darkness and in sin. Romans 14:11 Isaiah 45:23 Romans 14:23 Some manuscripts place 16:25-27 here; others after 15:33. D. Paul stresses an urgency righteous living 13:11-14. Moreover, etc. But the particles at the beginning, And this, are to be read by themselves, for they are connected with what is gone before; as we say in Latin Adhoec -- besides, or proeterea -- moreover. The word for “time” is different from that used in the next clause, and means a definite and critical season.  The words kai touto, according to Beza, Grotius, Mede, etc., connect what follows with the preceding exhortation to love, "And this do, or let us do, as we know," etc. -- Ed. This passage is in various ways perverted by interpreters. The night has advanced, and the day, etc. When to awake; Now; and to awake out of the sleep of carnal security, sloth, and negligence; out of the sleep of spiritual death, and out of the sleep of spiritual deadness. Taking just views of the shortness and the value of time; of the design for which it was given, and of the fact that it is, in regard to us, rapidly coming to a close. -- Ed. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. The declaration then seems to me to be of the most simple kind, -- "Nearer is salvation now to us than at that time when we began to believe:" so that a reference is made to the time which had preceded as to their faith. The time (τὸν καιρόν), the particular season or juncture. Now we walk in the light of the gospel. (Comp.  The words kai touto, according to Beza, Grotius, Mede, etc., connect what follows with the preceding exhortation to love, "And this do, or let us do, as we know," etc. Romans 8:19; Romans 8:23, “the manifestation of the sons of God,” “the redemption of the body;” Luke 21:28, “your redemption draweth nigh.”). Every hour brings the expected end nearer. He had known about him, but had never surrendered to him. the day-spring from on high hath visited us, to give light to us who sat in darkness and in the region of the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace. that now it is high time for us to awake out of sleep; since sleep is for the night, and not the day; the Alexandrian copy reads, "for you". It is an example of the Apostle's mode of writing similar to what we find in Romans 11:29, as to "the gifts and calling of God," and in verse 33, as to "the wisdom and knowledge of God." (11) And that, knowing the time.—And that there is all the more urgent motive for you to do—this law of love it is the more incumbent on you to practise—because you know what a critical moment it is in which you are living. The "previous" time had been a period of ignorance and darkness, when oppression, and falsehood, and sin abounded. The dawn of day, the approaching light of the morning, is the time to arouse from slumber. St. Paul, like the other Apostles (comp. The subject is wholly different. II. We are going soon to meet him, and it becomes us to rouse, and to do those deeds, and those only, which will bear the bright shining of the light of truth, and the scrutiny of him who is "light, and in whom is no darkness at all;" 1 John 1:5. Every day brings us nearer to a world of perfect light. Paying tribute is the same as âpaying taxesâ. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies, and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. He enters now on another subject of exhortation, that as the rays of celestial life had begun to shine on us as it were at the dawn, we ought to do what they are wont to do who are in public life and in the sight of men, who take diligent care lest they should commit anything that is base or unbecoming; for if they do anything amiss, they see that they are exposed to the view of many witnesses. 6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. It is in this way that we shall use this world without abusing it. 13. 11. This is in addition to the putting him on as our righteousness, and not as a substitute for it. Scholars have been sharply divided on how to deal with it: was it a genuine prediction, demonstrating Jesusâ power, or is it evidence that Mark was written after the Temple was destroyed in â¦ for now is our salvation—rather, "the salvation," or simply "salvation.". That the present state of believers, their condition in this world, is meant here by "night," and their state of future glory is meant by "day," appears evident from the words which follow, "for nearer now is our salvation than when we believed." Calvin keeps to what accords with the context, the putting on of Christ as to his holy image. Others, however, and better, as Rev., construe ἡμῶν of us (salvation of us, i.e., our) with nearer, and render salvation is nearer to us. 11. The first is what is here described, but the latter is what the passage refers to. However, the church in Rome was not â¦ -- Ed. Knowing the time - Taking a proper "estimate" of the time. The unbelieving do indeed labor under these two evils, they are blind and they are insensible; but this insensibility he shortly after designated by sleep, which is, as one says, an image of death. The intervening words are to be read as in a parenthesis. The book of Romans is written by Paul from Corinth, while on his third missionary journey, in about 57 A.D. [His host is Gaius (Romans 16:23), an early convert in Corinth (1 Corinthians 1:14) and he commends to the Romans Phoebe from Cenchrea, a neighboring city of Corinth (Romans 16:1). Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed." Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ... (Romans 13:13-14a NIV) Augustine said that at that moment he opened his life to Christ. It is an example of the Apostle's mode of writing similar to what we find in Romans 11:29, as to "the gifts and calling of God," and in verse 33, as to "the wisdom and knowledge of God." He says that one of the first signs of the approaching collapse is the breakdown of law and order since civilization consists of law and order. Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple (Mark 13: 1-4) (Mark 12:1-12) Jesusâ prediction of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem is one of the most important features in Markâs gospel. 9 The commandments, âYou shall not commit adultery,â âYou shall not murder,â âYou shall not steal,â âYou shall not covet,â # 13:9 Exodus 20:13-15,17; Deut. The reason for writing the book of Romans was to share the gospel and teach that our righteousness comes by faith in Jesus Christ apart from what we can do to earn it. Paul wrote it during his stay in Corinth, probably about 57 *A.D.. 2. 3. Living in the light of the coming of the day (13:11-14) Instructions for the âweakâ and the âstrongâ (14:1-15:13) Paulâs ministry and future plans (15:14-33) Conclusion (16:1-27) Ben Witherington (Socio-Rhetorical Commentary) Witherington takes a distinct approach by reading the letter through the lens of â¦ The subject is wholly different. Considering the time; a busy time; a perilous time. This metaphor is commonly used in Scripture with respect to what tends to adorn or to deform man; both of which may be seen in his clothing: for a filthy and torn garment dishonors a man; but what is becoming and clean recommends him. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. In the darkness of night, people sleep. He says that the night had advanced, because we are not so overwhelmed with thick darkness as the unbelieving are, to whom no spark of life appears; but the hope of resurrection is placed by the gospel before our eyes; yea, the light of faith, by which we discover that the full brightness of celestial glory is nigh at hand, ought to stimulate us, so that we may not grow torpid on the earth. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. Of that whole assembly to which he wrote, how few were Jews? Likewise, he speaks of darkness as evil, light in reference to good 13:12-13. This is in addition to the putting him on as our righteousness, and not as a substitute for it. -- Ed. Returning from Arabia he visited Jerusalem and Damascus, and then went to Cilicia, where he doubtless did evangelistic work until Barnabas soughâ¦ Both are necessary: for Christ is our sanctification, the author, worker, and example of it, as well as our righteousness. Therefore let us lay aside the â¦ The armor of light represents good, and temperate, and holy actions, such as are suitable to the day; and armor is mentioned rather than works, because we are to carry on a warfare for the Lord. The time, he says, was known to the faithful, for the calling of God and the day of visitation required a new life and new morals, and he immediately adds an explanation, and says, that it was the hour to awake: for it is not chronos but kairos which means a fit occasion or a seasonable time. Romans 1 covers Paulâs introduction to the book of Romans as well as building a case against the entire world that we were guilty before God. 11. See on Matthew 12:1. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. -- Ed. It Is High Time We Surrendered Absolutely! For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh: The law can do many things. Romans 5:12-19. 2. (Galatians 3:27.). In response to the breakdown all around us and to the call of our God, let Christians around the world confess that it is high time that we come back to victorious living and triumphant evangelism. We are sure that the God of light is around us, and is a witness of all we do. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. For as the adverb here used is in its import indefinite, this meaning is much the most suitable, as it is evident from what follows. He was one of the most unmerciful persecutors of the early Christians, but was converted by the sudden appearance to him of the risen Lord. Others suppose it refers to deliverance from "persecutions." The deeper the ignorance and sin, the greater is this insensibility to spiritual things, and to the duties which we owe to God and man. . Sanctification, and not justification, is the subject of the passage. 12.  On this account he says also in another place, that we put on Christ in baptism.  The case is the same with the two preceding instances; the vice which seems to follow is placed first. Knowing, seeing that ye know. 1. , 14. The humiliation of the cross was still a stumbling-block to them taken alone, but falling back upon another portion of their beliefs, they looked to see it supplemented, and its shameful side cancelled, by a second coming “in power and great glory.” Their previous expectations, vague as they were, led them to regard this as part of the one manifestation of the Messiah, and they did not expect to see a long interval of time interposed. Together, Romans 3:20 and Romans 4:15 produce a general principle that covers, not just biblical morality, but also secular. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. The Author. Paul established churches in many cities. Sed induamini Dominum Iesum Christum, et carnis curam ne agatis ad concupiscentias. Every one then who wishes to satisfy the desires of the flesh, must necessarily not only fall into, but be immerged in a vast and deep gulf. 13. He wrote this to the Romans, who, as they were rich, so they were drained by taxes and impositions, to the just and honest payment of which they are here pressed by the apostle. ROMANS 13:11-14. Romans 8:1 tells us we are free from the guilt of sin. Revelling is first mentioned, though drunkenness goes before it; and "chambering," or concubinage, or indulgence in unlawful lusts is first stated, though lasciviousness or wantonness is the source from which it proceeds. 12. believed—This is in the line of all our Lord's teaching, which represents the decisive day of Christ's second appearing as at hand, to keep believers ever in the attitude of wakeful expectancy, but without reference to the chronological nearness or distance of that event. Awake out of sleep.—A striking metaphor. We are to be wide awake and alert, serving the Lord. Daily we are approaching the kingdom of light; and in prospect of that state, we ought to lay aside every sin, and live more and more in preparation for a world of light and glory.". Moreover, know the time, that it is even now the very time for us to awake from sleep; for nearer now is our salvation than when we 12. believed: the night has advanced, and the day has approached; let us then cast away the works of darkness, and let us put on the 13. armor of light; let us, as in the day, walk in a becoming manner, etc. no doubt but that Paul intended to remind us, that strifes and contests arise from this fountain; for when any one seeks to excel, there is envying of one another; but ambition is the source of both evils. The other rendering would lay an unwarranted emphasis on our. We Christians are free from the law. 1Peter 4:7; Revelation 22:20, et al. Romans 5:1-11. Since we have been justified by faith, we are at peace with God. Romans 13:11-14. As to the third vice, though contention is put before envying, there is yet. However, it is sadly and often true that believers are in a spiritual state of slumber and drowsiness, and because of this God must send forth a wake up call. Romans 3:20. To put on Christ, then, is to put on his virtues and graces, to put on or be endued with his spirit, to imitate his conduct and to copy his example. Revelling is first mentioned, though drunkenness goes before it; and "chambering," or concubinage, or indulgence in unlawful lusts is first stated, though lasciviousness or wantonness is the source from which it proceeds. 8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:11, CSB : "Besides this, since you know the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, because now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed." Note: The breakdown of the Bible into chapters (although not always adequate) ... âRomans 13:11-12. WELCOME. Paul admonishes believers to be aware that the return of the Lord is approaching 13:11. Paul speaks metaphorically of night as the present age and uses day to mean the coming of the Lord. that now it is high time to awake out of sleep. The night of heathen ignorance as to Christians had already passed, and the day of gospel light was not approaching, but had appeared. If these have in them so much filthiness, that even carnal men are ashamed to commit them before the eyes of men, it behooves us, who are in the light of God, at all times to abstain from them; yea, even when we are withdrawn from the presence of men. And have no care, etc. For no man can plead that he has fulfilled all his obligations to God and to his neighbour; nor can any truly say that he has fully acted up to the light afforded him. The sum of what he says is, -- that as soon as God begins to call us, we ought to do the same, as when we conclude from the first dawn of the day that the full sun is at hand; we ought to look forward to the coming of Christ. He began preaching at Damascus, but on account of persecution went into Arabia. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. But now the morning light of the gospel dawns. Paul, the author, was a Hebrew by descent, a native of Tarsus in Cilicia, and educated by Gamaliel, the great Pharisaic teacher. The whole passage would then read better in this manner, -- 11. It is "time," therefore, for people to cast off the deeds of darkness, and rise to life, and purity, and action; compare Acts 17:30-31. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed" (Romans 13:11) What a marvelous truth to understand that our final deliverance from this world is fast approaching. 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