romans 8:5 14 commentary

In Romans 6, Paul summons believers to be what they have become, children of God; yet in Romans 7, he introduces a tension … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 7:15-25a" Compare Colossians 3:1-2, ‘if you then be risen with Christ (Romans 6:1-11), seek those things which are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God, set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth --’. Questions. The spiritual man, on the other hand, will decidedly declare himself on the side of God and of religion. They employ their thoughts and efforts about the things of God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/romans-8.html. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:1-11. Click chart to enlarge Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Romans Overview Chart - Charles Swindoll Source: Dr David Cooper Click to Enlarge. Romans 8:1-4: Set Free; Romans 8:5-6: Two Groups, Two Destinies; Romans 8:6-8: Understanding the Unbelieving Mind; Romans 8:9-11: Do You Belong to Christ? "— Romans 8:5. do mind the things of the flesh: not merely things corporeal, belonging to the welfare of the body; or things natural for the improvement of the mind; or things civil, as riches, &c. which may be minded and sought after in a lawful way; but things sinful, the lusts, works, and sins of the flesh: which they may be said to "mind", since they judge them to be good; the bent and application of their minds are to them; their affections are set upon them; they are solicitously careful to provide for them, and savour and relish them: nor is it to be wondered at, since these are natural to them; they are opposite to God and so agreeable to them; they have no mind, thought, affection, or relish, for anything else; and it is entirely owing to mighty grace, that any mind the things of the Spirit: but they that are after the Spirit; not such who follow the dictates of their own spirits; or are outwardly reformed; nor all that have spiritual gifts; or profess themselves to have the grace and Spirit of God; but such who are born again, are renewed in the spirit of their minds, in whom grace is the governing principle: the work of the Spirit is begun in them, though not perfected: the Spirit himself dwells in them, and they walk after him; their minds and conversations are spiritual, though there may be a great deal of carnality in their hearts, thoughts, words, and actions, which is matter of grief unto them: these mind. οἱ γὰρ κατὰ σάρκα ὄντες. Verse 14 One must not add to God’s promise what the law orders. Reason for Romans 8:12—“for so ye would attain the opposite of your destination, as specified in Romans 8:10-11.” The μέλλειν (comp. that are spiritual and regenerate, in whom the Spirit dwells. and there is none upon earth that I desire in comparison of thee.”]. Romans 8:5-14 New Living Translation (NLT) 5 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. The Blue Letter Bible is a great commentary resource. This appears to confirm the explanation that has been given of the last clause of the first verse and of that of the fourth; for the Apostle here distinguishes between walking after the flesh, and mining the things of the flesh, and between walking after the Spirit, and minding the things of the Spirit. 5 For r those who live according to the flesh set their minds on s the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on t the things of the Spirit. Note the use of the third person, continued until Romans 8:9, in order to facilitate the comparison between those who are after the flesh and those who are after the Spirit. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. — Ed. — This is the awful state of the carnal mind — the mind of the flesh without faith in Christ, and renovation of the Spirit of God. (5) They that are . For they that are after the flesh — that is, under the influence of the fleshly principle. Grigor Sadoyan on March 6, 2016 at 12:39 pm Amen Brother. BibliographyGill, John. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". The body is earthy and destined soon to go back to it. Romans 5:14-15 Commentary. p. 72. Take, then, this test; and “judge yourselves, that ye be not judged of the Lord.”], 2. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Romans 6:1–18; Romans 8:5–14. For they, etc. 6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. The immediate object of this and the following verse is to justify the necessity of limiting the blessings of Christ's death, to those who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. The Expositor's Greek Testament. This mindset is life and peace (8:6). By implication, since it is the opposite of the mindset of the flesh, the mindset of those who are according to the Spirit is friendly toward God, subject to His law, an… We are not our own. Hence to judge (Acts 28:22; Galatians 5:10; Philemon 3:15). God is calling all to heaven; and Satan, the “god of this world” ( 2 Corinthians 4:4 ), is offering us this world as he did Jesus. I look at the book of Romans in two main divisions. Romans 6. But, in reference to earthly things, he is alive: his hopes and fears, his joys and sorrows, are called forth, according as he succeeds or fails in the objects of his pursuit. Romans 8:38-39. The whole beheld him with mere curiosity: the sick flocked around him with a determination to obtain, if possible, the healing of their diseases. He will not neglect his earthly duties; for he considers them as a part of his duty to God: but if any thing earthly stand in competition with what is heavenly, he hesitates not to which he shall give the preference. Look at this mark as a touchstone of divine life; for to be spiritually-minded a man must be spiritual, and to be spiritual he must have received the Spirit and been made a partaker of that "kingdom of God which is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit" ( Romans 14:17). It is just this giving flesh its wrong place in the mutual relation of the elements of man’s nature which makes it the instrument of sin. Furthermore, it is reasonable that in identifying the basis for Christian victory Paul would point to the ultimate source, the Holy Spirit, rather than to a secondary agent, our human spirit. Hence Satan, whose subjects we are, takes us to hell. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/romans-8.html. Paul disagrees. One ends up committing sin for the very reason that their "heart/mind" is not in the right place. Observe here, 1. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Romans 5:14-15 Commentary. (244) Now, in the second clause he encourages the faithful to entertain good hope, provided they find that they are raised up by the Spirit to the meditation of righteousness: for wherever the Spirit reigns, it is an evidence of the saving grace of God; as the grace of God does not exist where the Spirit being extinguished the reign of the flesh prevails. The meaning of the sentence “is not contained in the repetitions of γὰρ by which it is hooked together” (Jowett). Lock, do mind the things of the flesh: very true; but then this is only affirming a thing of itself, or saying it twice over. For they that are after ('according to') the flesh - under the dominating influence of the fleshly principle, Do mind [ fronousin (G5426)] the things of the flesh - i:e., give their engrossing attention to them: cf. On the verse before us Mr. Adam of Wintringham remarks, ‘For they that are after the flesh, that is, according to the common interpretation, not led and governed by the Spirit in practice, “still under the direction of the flesh and its sinful appetites,” says Mr. pneuma) would therefore normally be to the same Spirit. The test of whether we walk after the flesh or after the Spirit is revealed by our mind set. Charles Schribner's Sons. Romans 3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/romans-8.html. As to this present world, we should consider ourselves as mere pilgrims and sojourners, that have but little interest in any thing around us, and whose chief concern is to pass through it in safety to our destined home.]. Hence he will devote much time to reading the Scriptures and to prayer. 5. γὰρ. The "Spirit" seems from the context to refer to the Holy Spirit rather than to the regenerated spirit of man. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". The object of their thinking and striving is fleshly. But I will briefly repeat here what I have reminded you of before, — That to be in the flesh, or, after the flesh, is the same thing as to be without the gift of regeneration: (245) and such are all they who continue, as they commonly say, in pure naturals, (Puris naturalibus .). Matthew 16:23 |[152], Mark 8:33 only. Commentary on Romans 8:14-17. 3 Do you not know that all of us o who have been baptized p into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? For (explanation of the last) those who live according to the flesh ( ὄντες not quite = περιπατοῦντες, but nearly:—the latter is the evidence of the former, and a consequence of it: οἱ κατὰ σάρκα ὄντες = οἱ σάρκινοι) mind (‘think of,’ ‘care for, and strive after,’ see reff.) That these two different sorts of men have two different objects, which they savour and relish; namely, the things of the flesh, and the things of the Spirit. (Estius) --- If Christ, or the spirit of Christ, which he also (ver. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:1-11. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". 1999. At first, indeed, Paul does not define the distinction so very precisely; but yet we shall see as we proceed, that his object is to afford good hope to the faithful, though they are bound to their flesh; only let them not give loose reins to its lusts, but give themselves up to be guided by the Holy Spirit. To "be in the flesh" ( Romans 8:8) is to be unregenerate, to be devoid of the Spirit. Galatians. One spirit will rule. They mind ( φρονοῦσιν,) therefore, means, they make the object of attention, desire, and pursuit. Click chart to enlarge Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Romans Overview Chart - Charles Swindoll Source: Dr David Cooper Click to Enlarge. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. φρονεῖν τά τινος = to adopt a man’s interests as your own, to side with him, be of his party: so here, not = have fleshly thoughts (σαρκικὰ φρονοῦντες), but side with the flesh, make its aims, characteristics and interests their own; cf. 'The bent of the thoughts, affections, and pursuits (as Hodge says) is the only decisive test of character.'. φρον.] "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". Things of the flesh—The gratification of purely earthly and selfish ends. Philippians 3:19, οἱ τὰ ἐπίγεια φρονοῦντες. Romans 5:9 » 6 Comments. whose thinking and striving are directed to the interests of the flesh (the article τῆς. do mind — give their attention to (Philemon 3:19). And therefore, to clear St. Paul of this absurdity, we suppose that by “they that are after the flesh,” he means those who are destitute of faith, or not in Christ: and of them he affirms that, let them pretend to do what they will, they are still under the prevalence of flesh and its appetites, and cannot act from a higher principle, or a nature which they have not. 6 What shall we say then? Further clarification on how to happily live with those one might differ with are provided. BibliographyBurkitt, William. To ". "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Romans 4. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hdg/romans-8.html. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. Bibliography"Commentary on Romans 8:5". Now, if we will only take notice whither our thoughts lead us, at those seasons when nothing particular has occurred to determine their course, we shall infallibly discover the real bias of our minds: if they run out after any thing that relates to this vain, transient world, we are carnal: if after things spiritual and eternal, we may rank ourselves amongst the number of those who are truly spiritual. (). Those who take flesh for their standard of reference and line of action. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:14-17 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 8:14-17. “The verb,” says [Turrettin ], “means not only to think of, to understand, to attend to a thing; but also to mind it,to value it, and to take great delight in it. Those who prefer the second view tend to describe man as having two natures, an old sinful one and a new one that would be the same as this regenerated human spirit (cf. These are those who commit the unpardonable sin. 3. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. That is, who live according to the false, vain, and deceitful maxims and customs of carnal men, which he also calls the prudence of the flesh: and this prudence he calls death, as leading men to eternal death. LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD—CHILDREN OF GOD. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". ], [Hitherto I have left unnoticed the peculiar force of the word which the Apostle uses to designate the regard which we feel towards the different objects here spoken of. Philippians 3:19, "who mind [ fronountes (Greek #5426)] earthly things," and Matthew 16:23 (Gr.) "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". As in the animal creation there is a diversity of pursuit, but the same end; so in men one may affect the sports of the field, another the indulgence of his appetites and passions, and another the investigations of science; but still self-pleasing is alike the principle of all. Things of the flesh—The gratification of purely earthly and selfish ends. Kenneth S. 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