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iii. Part of His judgment against us is allowing us to suffer the damage our sinful course leads to. i. He had a large bishopric; James might keep to the Jews, but Paul’s diocese included every land, he was to preach “among all nations.” Romans 1:6-7. ii. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. -------------------- 1-16 of 56 results for "david guzik commentaries" Skip to main search results Eligible for Free Shipping. Nevertheless, Paul lived in a culture that openly approved of homosexuality. This means that the gospel was meant to go first to the ethnic and cultural Jew, and then to the cultural Greek. Martin Luther said of Romans: “It is the chief part of the New Testament and the perfect gospel...the absolute epitome of the gospel.” For salvation: In the Roman world of Paul’s day, men looked for salvation. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. f. Again, this “freedom” to disobey should be seen as God’s judgment, not His kindness; those who engage in such acts are receiving in themselves the penalty of their error. Where does all this violence, immorality, cruelty and degradation come from? We make a mistake when we think that it is God’s mercy or kindness that allows man to continue in sin. Part of His judgment against us is allowing us to suffer the damage our sinful course leads to. We should also remember the Apostle Peter’s words about Paul’s letters: Also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles... in which are some things hard to understand (2 Peter 3:15-16). Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Minor Prophets a. ii. For God is my witness is perhaps Paul’s acknowledgment of how easy it is to say you will pray for someone, and then fail to do it. Pastors, teachers, class leaders, home study groups, and everyday Christians all over the world have found this commentary series remarkably helpful. f. Again, this “freedom” to disobey should be seen as God’s judgment, not His kindness; those who engage in such acts are receiving in themselves the penalty of their error. It does not speak of the holy righteousness of God that condemns the guilty sinner, but of the God-kind of righteousness that is given to the sinner who puts their trust in Jesus Christ. Where in all history can you find one like Paul? Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God. The New Testament We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. This grace and peace is not the kind wish of a man; they are gifts, coming from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The Gospels The terminology of Romans 1:24 refers to this combination of sexual immorality and idolatrous worship. Such a sweet spirit breeds love to everybody, and makes a man go through the world cheerfully.” (Spurgeon). iv. 4.8 out of 5 stars 77. i. Prophets b. 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Therefore God also gave them up: In His righteous wrath and judgment, God gives man up to the sin our evil hearts desire, allowing us to experience the self-destructive result of sin. i. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. d. For the Jew first and also for the Greek: This is the pattern of the spread of the gospel, demonstrated both by the ministry of Jesus (Matthew 15:24) and the initial ministry of the disciples (Matthew 10:5-6). iv. “This first chapter of the Epistle to the Romans is a dreadful portion of the Word of God. I should hardly like to read it all through aloud; it is not intended to be so used. The importance and impact of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. You shall go to Rome, Paul; but you shall go in chains.” (Spurgeon), For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. It is a dangerous thing to change the glory of the incorruptible God into an eikon (image) of your own choosing. We may request cookies to be set on your device. We must not forget that the wrath of God is completely righteous in character. Romans deals with many different themes but as much as a book can be, it is a book about God. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 77% of homosexuals say they have met sexual partners in a city park; 62% in a homosexual bar, 61% in a theater, 31% in a public restroom. General Epistles For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Even so, through mutual acquaintances or through his travels, Paul knew many of the Christians in Rome by name because he mentions them in Romans 16. These Christians had to be strong. This passage of Paul became to me a gateway into heaven.” Martin Luther was born again, and the Reformation began in his heart. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Wisdom Literature Righteousness: William Barclay explains the meaning of this ancient Greek word dikaioo, which means I justify, and is the root of dikaioun (righteousness): “All verbs in Greek which end in oo… always mean to treat, or account or reckon a person as something. Paul, not even waiting for his boots to come home from the cobbler, says, ‘I am ready.’ Oh, it is grand to find a man so little entangled that he can go where God would have him go, and can go at once.” (Spurgeon), i. I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also: This is boldness talking. Amen. This declaration is even greater when we understand that this is the righteousness of God given to the believer. b. I am not ashamed of the gospel: This reveals Paul’s heart. The terminology of Romans 1:24 refers to this combination of sexual immorality and idolatrous worship. Notice how “socially acceptable” sins (such as covetousness, envy and pride) are included right along with “socially unacceptable” sins (such as murder and being unloving). Proud: “They who are continually exalting themselves and depressing others; magnifying themselves at the expense of their neighbours; and wishing all men to receive their sayings as oracles.” (Clarke). At the very time Paul wrote, Nero was emperor. f. I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now): For a long time, Paul wanted to visit Rome and was only hindered by external circumstances. Read it at home, and be startled at the awful vices of the Gentile world.” (Spurgeon). ii. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. c. The wrath of God: In this portion of the letter (Romans 1:18-3:20), Paul’s goal is not to proclaim the good news, but to demonstrate the absolute necessity of the good news of salvation from God’s righteous wrath. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. i. Paul uses the definite article – it is not a lie, but the lie. There is also no Biblical or historical evidence that the Apostle Peter founded the church in Rome. We make a mistake when we think that it is God’s mercy or kindness that allows man to continue in sin. Verse 1. The New Testament To all who are in Rome: Paul had never been to Rome, and he did not found the Roman church. by David Guzik | Nov 5, 2002. It did not mean a native of the country of Greece… [a Greek] was one who knew the culture and the mind of Greece.” (Barclay). Poetical Books In a sophisticated city like Rome, some might be embarrassed by a gospel centered on a crucified Jewish Savior and embraced by the lowest classes of people – but Paul is not ashamed. Envy is so powerful that there is a sense in which it put Jesus on the cross. “Men cannot charge God with hiding himself from them and thus excuse their irreligion and their immorality.” (Lenski). We are genuinely “spiritually insane” in our rebellion against God. “At this time the word Greek had lost its racial sense altogether. Who exchanged the truth of God for the lie: In every rebellion and disobedience against God we exchange the truth of God for the lie of our own choosing, and set the creature before the Creator. It is essential to understand exactly what the righteousness of God revealed by the gospel is. It lifts them up. Legal marriage between same gender couples was recognized, and even some of the emperors married other men. At the very time Paul wrote, Nero was emperor. ii. The Letter to the Romans focuses more on God and His great plan of redemption. He perhaps thought this was a good time to write ahead to the Christians in Rome, a church he planned to visit after the trip to Jerusalem. The Roman Empire had to find a ship for him, and a fit escort for him, too; and he entered the city as an ambassador in bonds. General Epistles Read Romans Commentary Full eBook by David Guzik Book info: Author: David Guzik Format: 188 pages Dimensions: 148.6 x 214.1mm Publication date: 14 Nov 2002 Publisher: ENDURING WORD MEDIA Release location: Simi Valley Language: English Plot: This is the latest release in Enduring Word Media's commentary series by Amen. Romans is a book about God. (Rom 1:1) Paul introduces himself to the Roman Christians. 2. “The gospel is not advice to people, suggesting that they lift themselves. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. Pentateuch It lifts them up. “At this time the word Greek had lost its racial sense altogether. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. “The Romanists urge this place to prove Rome the mother church; but without reason: the church of Thessalonica had as high a eulogy: see 1 Thessalonians 1:8.” (Poole). Beyond that, the origins of the church in Rome are somewhat obscure, but Christians continually migrated to Rome from all parts of the Empire. a. Homosexuals often seem to specialize in anonymous sex with no emotional commitment. Image in Romans 1:23 is the ancient Greek word eikon. Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com ii. c. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions: Paul wrote this from the city of Corinth, where every sort of sexual immorality and ritualistic prostitution was practiced freely. The resurrection of Jesus shows His divine power because He rose by His own power: Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up again (John 2:19). By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. 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Some say that the Bible nowhere condemns lesbian homosexuality, but the likewise of Romans 1:27 makes it clear that the sin of homosexuality condemned in Romans 1:27 is connected to the sin of women mentioned in Romans 1:26. ii. The fact is once a man rejects the truth of God in Jesus, he will fall for anything foolish, and trust far more feeble and fanciful systems than what he rejects from God. -------------------- i. Ironically – in the mystery of God’s irony – when Paul did eventually get to Rome, he came as a shipwrecked prisoner. In the summer of 386, a young man wept in the backyard of a friend. Historical Books This Jesus has both a human origin (born of the seed of David according to the flesh), and an eternal existence (declared to be the Son of God). It does not even mean, at this point, that he makes the sinner a good man. i. Ironically – in the mystery of God’s irony – when Paul did eventually get to Rome, he came as a shipwrecked prisoner. Statistics tell us that on average 43% of homosexuals say they have had 500 or more sexual partners in their lifetime, and only 1% of homosexuals say they have had four or less sexual partners in their lifetime. Johannine Writings ... Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. This speaks of the generally self-destructive nature of sin; it often carries within itself it’s own penalty. Romans 1:5. What if he were unable to make it to Rome? Luke-Acts Envy is so powerful that there is a sense in which it put Jesus on the cross. Epictetus called his lecture room “the hospital for the sick soul.” Epicurus called his teaching “the medicine of salvation.” Seneca said that because men were so conscious of “their weakness and their inefficiency in necessary things” that all men were looking “towards salvation.” Epictetus said that men were looking for a peace “not of Caesar’s proclamation, but of God’s.” (Cited in Barclay). Therefore, mankind is without excuse. It sends a message that there is something essentially happy and carefree about the homosexual lifestyle – which there is not. Johannine Writings h. The list in Romans 1:29-31 gives concrete examples of the kind of things which are not fitting. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. iv. Unrighteousness refers to the sins of man against man. “There is a sense in which Jesus was the Son of God in weakness before the resurrection but the Son of God in power thereafter.” (Morris), c. Declared: This ancient Greek word (horizo) comes from the idea “to bound, define, determine, or limit, and hence our word horizon, the line that determines the farthest visible part of the earth in reference to the heavens. In comparison, note the frequency of other words used in Romans: law (72), Christ (65), sin (48), Lord (43), and faith (40). Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”, a. c. His invisible attributes are clearly seen: God shows us something of His eternal power anddivine nature through creation, by the things that are made. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. e. Receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due: Paul speaks of a penalty for homosexual conduct; homosexuality has within itself a penalty. Separated unto the gospel: “St. Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, marched with the protection of their armies to enforce their will upon men. He wanted nothing else but just that pair of boots, and he was ready to go. It is absolutely essential that we constantly compare our own conception of God against the reality of who God is as revealed in His Word. b. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Verse-by-verse commentary through the New Testament letter to the Romans. Paul’s message is the gospel (good news) of God. Read Alford's fascinating brief biography and Phil Johnson's related comments. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Johannine Writings Only 28% of homosexuals said that they knew their partners for at least a week before participating in homosexual sex. d. For the Jew first and also for the Greek: This is the pattern of the spread of the gospel, demonstrated both by the ministry of Jesus (Matthew 15:24) and the initial ministry of the disciples (Matthew 10:5-6). The importance and impact of Paul's Letter to the Romans. “I cannot say anything much worse of a man than that he is not thankful to those who have been his benefactors; and when you say that he is not thankful to God, you have said about the worst thing you can say of him.” (Spurgeon), i. It spoke of the Son of God, even Jesus the Saviour, the promised Messiah, who came from David as to his human nature, but was also declared to be the Son of God, by the Divine power which raised him from the dead. Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; a. vii. The wrath of God: We sometimes object to the idea of the wrath of God because we equate it with human anger, which is motivated by selfish personal reasons or by a desire for revenge. If God justifies a sinner, it does not mean that he finds reasons to prove that he was right – far from it. The lie is essentially idolatry – which puts us in the place of God. iii. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals New Releases Today's Deals New Releases Major Prophets Psalms 1-40 Commentary - Kindle edition by Guzik, David. j. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, ii. Poetical Books This revelation of God’s righteousness comes to those with faith, fulfilling Habakkuk 2:4: The just – that is, the justified ones – shall live by faith. After his introduction, Paul introduces his “thesis statement” for his Letter to the Romans. Minor Prophets Wisdom Literature Guzik's commentary on Romans is a thorough study of the Book of Romans that focuses on the content and context of the letter to the Romans. 5.0 out of 5 stars Romans commentary by David Guzik. Wrath is the holy revulsion of God’s being against that which is the contradiction of his holiness.” (Murrary), ii. i. i. He wanted them to know that he really prayed. Free Shipping. Pauline Epistles He knows that the gospel – the good news of Jesus Christ – has inherentpower. Pentateuch Paul wrote to a culture where homosexuality was accepted as a part of life for both men and women. Paul categorizes the whole section under the idea of vile passions – unhealthy, unholy. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point It is the gospel of God in the sense that it belongs to God in heaven. i. In this sense the term “gay” is wishful thinking. In modern culture, homosexual practice reflects the abandonment of giving them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. Every truth revealed to man by God has been fought against, disregarded, and deliberately obscured. Get it as soon as Wed, Feb 10. b. 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