Romans 3:14-16 Commentary. "Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible". The near way to folly is the profession of wisdom. ), Paul had not seen the Romans when he wrote this epistle. It is a happy thing when a minister feels that he has nothing to do with anything else but the gospel; that commands all his thought, all his talent, all his time. There is written upon the face of nature enough to condemn men if they do not turn to God. Romans 1:23-24. God makes the preacher whom he sends to be the source of so much good, or the channel of so much good, for by his preaching comes the hearing, and by the hearing comes the believing, and out of the believing come the calling upon the name and the salvation. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Commentary on Romans. Used by Permission. Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charle Haddon. When you and the truth quarrel, you had better end your fighting soon, for you will have the worst of it if you do not yield: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold down the truth in unrighteousness.”. There is therefore now no condemnation: The simple declaration of no condemnation comes to those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 1:11-12. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; that is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. This man, Paul, did a great deal by prayer. Romans 10:18. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands —, In the attitude of invitation and entreaty, and readiness to receive, —. When our hearts are set on a thing, and we pray for it, God may grant us the blessing; but, it may be, in a way that we never looked for. They say that we are Israel, or something of the kind. and how shall they hear without a preacher? "Commentary on Romans 10:4". But what saith it? Notice the word “obeyed”, for the gospel comes to you with the force of a command. Amen. Romans 1:15-16. As thou art, believe and live. Romans 1:21-23. (back to main index page) (SCRIPTURE LISTING) NOTE: Only the titles in boldface are working links. Romans 10:15. God provides salvation in Christ Jesus, he sends the preacher to tell of it, men hear, they believe, and salvation is theirs. Christ has fulfilled the law on behalf of all who believe in him, so that its curse is abolished for all of us who approach it through Christ. “How shall they preach, except they be sent?”. Romans 1:2. Romans 10:14-15. The gospel, then, has an authority about it; or else the Apostle would not speak of obeying the gospel. Used by Permission. “Because that when they knew God — The writings of Plato, Xenophon, Plutarch, Cicero, and other philosophers, which still remain, together with the quotations made by Just. God has a righteousness, and our wisest course is to submit to it. We are not apostles; but we are “separated unto the gospel of God.” I do not think that we are called to have anything to do with party politics, or social problems, or any such questions; we are set apart for this purpose. But they have not all obeyed the gospel. Classes From N.T. Is there anybody here who is holding down the truth to prevent its entering his heart? They had no doubt about its inspiration. First, the reality, the thing signified, faith; afterwards, the outward and visible sign in the confession of that faith. who would not wish to be in that broad “whosoever,” that he might find salvation? For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? He calls Gaius his host , or the man with whom he lodged ( Rom. We must know what it is that we are to believe; and knowing it, we shall be helped by the Holy Spirit to believe it. Romans 3:27-28 Commentary. There is the gospel in a nutshell. The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. are not under the dominion of law. (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures.) Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. Commentaries for Romans Chapter 2 The Jews could not be justified by the law of Moses, any more than the Gentiles by the law of nature. You are to get out of self-confidence into confidence in him; and as soon as you do so, you are saved. Romans 8 – A New and Wonderful Life in the Spirit A. But what saith it? Christ would be preached to the Gentiles, and those whom they thought to be foolish would come in and accept what they had rejected. How is that possible? Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. It will be your default mobile Bible, use it for devotions every day from your phone or tablet. But I say, Have they not heard? This is his description of legal righteousness: —. For my part, I believe that I am like Paul when he says that he was “separated unto the gospel of God.” I am set apart unto the gospel, cut off from everything else that I may preach the glorious gospel of the blessed God to the perishing sons of men. The end of the law is righteousness; that is, the fulfilling of it; and he that hath Christ will see the law fulfilled in Christ, and the righteousness of Christ applied to himself. Now these people had persecuted the Apostle. they have not believed? Romans 10:10-11. I fear that there are some such persons, who have come here for years, and the truth has pricked them, troubled them, made them lie awake at night; but they are holding it down, like one who grasps a wild animal by the ears, and holds it down for fear it should bite him. Perhaps I am addressing some who are very anxious to be right with God; they are by no means hypocrites, but are really awakened to a sense of their danger, yet they cannot get peace of mind; and the reason is that, like the Israelites, they are “going about to establish their own righteousness.” “Going about” — that is to say, struggling, striving, searching, worrying themselves to get a righteousness of their own which they never will obtain, and being ignorant of “the righteousness of God” which is completed in Christ, and which is freely bestowed upon all who believe in him. Romans 1:9. The way to be a fool is to pretend to be wise. Death reigned by one: much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. And these are greatly confirmed by the wonderful preservation of the Jews as a distinct people to this day. Romans 10:19. Paul goes to Rome as a prisoner for Christ’s sake. He wishes the best possible things to everybody with whom he comes in contact: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus … SPURGEON ON ROMANS EXPOSITION Romans 7-16 Part 4: Romans 7. Romans 11:36 Laus Deo or Duo (sermon) (Pdf) Romans 11 Exposition; RAY STEDMAN. He has not to be fetched up. Oh, I would it were so with us, that we had faith that could be spoken of throughout the whole world! In Paul’s day, they were most diligent in the observance of every form of outward devotion, and many of them sincerely desired to be right with God; but they did not know how to attain the desired end. Romans 10:15. He knew his life of sin and rebellion against God left him empty and feeling dead; but he just couldn’t find the strength to make a final, real decision for Jesus Christ. They must have had true faith, or they could not have confessed Christ between the jaws of a lion, for they lived in Rome, with Nero hunting after Christians, as if they had been wild beasts, and yet they were not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Yet this is the main point, — the submission of our proud will to the righteousness of God. We are not under that covenant now. He puts first his highest title: “A servant of Jesus Christ.”. He had not thought of that plan; still, it was the best way in which he could go. Paul had not seen the Romans when he wrote this epistle. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Romans. You see here what I have often called “the whole machinery of salvation.” First comes the preacher proclaiming the gospel, then comes the sinner listening to it, then comes the hearer believing it, and in consequence calling upon the name of the Lord as one who is saved with his everlasting salvation. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. There cannot be any true worship of God unless it be grounded and bottomed upon faith in God. Oh, this glorious way of the salvation of sinners, — so simple, yet so safe, — so plain, yet so sublime, — for me to lay aside my own righteousness, and just to take the righteousness of Christ, and be covered with it from head to foot! (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) or, Who shall descend into the deep? Romans 11:1-36. If you reject it, you sin against it, for it is your duty to accept it: “but they have not all obeyed the gospel.”. You can find the best commentary on Romans for … Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? Our own Dr. Sproul has himself written an outstanding introductory level commentary on Romans. Paul wanted somehow to get into that old city on the seven bills, and to pluck some fruit for God even from the vine that was planted there; but he was hindered. Romans 10:19. Commentary on Romans 14:1-6 (Read Romans 14:1-6) Differences of opinion prevailed even among the immediate followers of Christ and their disciples. They are very sincere, very earnest, but they will not submit to the righteousness of God; they will not agree to be made righteous by the grace of God through Jesus Christ; but they “go about” — that is the Apostle’s word. Romans 1:14-15. Commentaries on Romans. Grace does not run in the blood; nor are saving benefits always found with outward church privileges. But I say, Did not Israel know? LOUIS TALBOT. So many prophecies refer to this grand event, that it is surprising any Christian can doubt of it. The sermons he preached touched the lives of thousands. It will bear him up; it will bear him through; it will bear him up to heaven. (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, And being the one through whom the law was given, he knew how to describe it; and we may be sure that he made no mistake. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God. (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead. ) Wherever he went they had followed him up; they had hindered his work: they had sought his life: and yet this was the only return that he made to them — to desire and pray that they might be saved. May God grant that any here who are very zealous in a wrong direction may receive light and knowledge, and henceforth turn their thoughts in the right way. 2011. The work remains in print today in several editions. They would come before God in the apparel of their own works, whereas God has made a righteousness already, which he freely gives, and for us to try and produce another is to enter into rivalry with God — to insult his Son, and do dishonour to his name. “called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.” That expression should be true of every Christian minister. There is the calling upon the name. Remember those words of the Lord Jesus, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” Here, as there, the confession is put after the faith, as indeed it must be. You have not to make it righteousness, you have to accept the one that is made for you. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. Romans 10:1. Romans 1:3-4. It may delude you. How wonderfully God works to accomplish his divine purposes! Men are bound to believe what God declares to them, and their not believing is a disobedience. Compelled assent to any doctrine, or conformity to outward observances … Romans 1:26-27. Someone said to me, “I think that the Romish Church cannot be the Church of Christ. Rome was a sink of iniquity; it was the den of the lions, where Nero was, who would speedily devour, like a lion, the minister of Christ. First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. All Hello, Sign in. I like to hear the old-fashioned expression, “Be pleased, O Lord, to grant journeying mercies,” for there are such things; and when the servants of God are going about, with a view to spread the gospel, we ought to pray that they may travel in safety. But what saith it? what a blessing is this! Could you not pray it up again? Romans 1:19-20. Romans 1:7-8. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. This is what the righteousness of faith says: —. It is only as God sends him that God will bless him. Patient in tribulation - In affliction patiently enduring all that maybe appointed. Romans 10:14. This commentary has been through Advanced Checking.. That is the righteousness of the law. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. All day long has he stood and stretched forth his hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people. “separated unto the gospel of God.” There are plenty of people who can attend to those things better than we can/ If we mind our own business, or rather, if we mind our Master’s business, we who are ministers will have quite enough to do. Commentary on Romans 9:6-13 (Read Romans 9:6-13) The rejection of the Jews by the gospel dispensation, did not break God's promise to the patriarchs. We must not be unjust with them because we desire to be faithful to them. Always make allowance for anything that is good in those who, as yet, are not converted. Romans 3:19 Commentary. As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Rosscup: Calvin sees the theme of Romans as righteousness for men by God’s mercy in Christ, offered in the gospel and received by faith (p. 5). 1. In this volume we give you Charles H. Spurgeon commentary on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans (Chapters 1 to 10, 12 and 15). BY whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Paul felt that he was sent to preach among all the, Gentiles. It is not what you shall do that shall save you; it is what Christ has done. Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: to all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. You can find the best commentary on Romans for … It is a kind of hearing of the Word; but a man must know, or he cannot believe. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Life in the Spirit contrasted with life in the flesh. Romans 10:20. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: What a blessed word that is — “There is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile”! To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Robert Haldane's Exposition of Romans, both in its contents and in the power of its influence, stands among the foremost of the many treatments of the epistle. In addition to this volume, the following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of Romans. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Here is the great engine at the back of all the machinery, — God sending the preacher, — God blessing the Word, — God working faith in the heart of them that hear it. For at the bottom of the saving invocation or call there must be real faith. He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. As Wesley, the failed missionary, said later: “While he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Download this high quality and practical app and do your Bible study comfortable on the coach. 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