Romans

Romans Chapter 14

Strong and Weak Believers Neither to Despise nor to Judge Each Other. Verses 1 to 12. Perfect Liberty in this Dispensation; but Each Must Walk According to Conscience. Verses 11 to 23. 1 But him that is weak in faith, receive ye, yet not for decision, of [his] scruples [ for him]. 2 One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs. 3 Let not him that eateth set at nought him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath recei...

Romans Chapter 7

Release from the Legal Principle Illustrated: Jewish Believers, to whom the Law of Moses was given. Dead to that Law by Identification in Death with Christ Made Sin; now joined to the Risen Christ: thus Bearing Fruit to God and Rendering Glad Service. Verses 1-6. Paul’s Vain Struggle to be Holy by the Law,—Before he knew of Indwelling Sin and his Helplessness against it; and that he had Died with Christ to Sin, and to the Law, which gave Sin power. Verses 7-24. Delivera...

Romans Chapter 8

The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Believer: as Against the Flesh, verses 1-13; as Witnessing our Sonship and Heirship—even though Suffering, verses 14-25; As Helping our Infirmity by Intercession, verses 26, 27. God’s Great Purpose in His Elect: Conformity to Christ’s Image, and Association with Him: Their Heavenly Destiny. All Earthly Providences for their Good. Verses 28-30. Triumphant Response of Faith to These Things! Verses 31-34. No Separation from God’s ...

Romans Chapter 9

Paul’s Great Sorrow for Unbelieving Israel—Unbelieving Despite an Eight—Fold Preeminence. Verses 1 to 5. The Real Israel, however, were an Elect, not a Natural Seed: God’s Sovereignty in Election Defended. Verses 6 to 29. The Astonishing Conclusion! The Gentiles, not Following after Righteousness, Attain to it by Simple Faith; Israel, Following after a Law—Method, Stumble at the By—Faith Way,—at Christ! Verses 30 to 33. IN ROMANS NINE, Ten, and Eleven, P...

Romans Chapter 10

Paul’s Prayer for Israel, who had Zeal, without Knowledge of, or Subjection to, God’s Righteousness: Fundamental Contrast between the Righteousness of Doing and That of Believing. Verses 1-10. The Believing Method was According to Israel’s Own Scriptures,—unto which They did not Hearken: as God had Foretold. Verses 11-21. 1 Brethren, the dear wish of this heart of mine, and my prayer to God for them, [Israel] is for [their] salvation. 2 For I bear witness to them t...

Romans Chapter 11

Israel not Finally Cast Off: an Election Saved—Paul Being Proof. Verses 1-6. Others Hardened,—as Scripture Foretold. Verses 7-10. “Fulness of Gentiles” Comes in Meanwhile. Verses 11,25,28. Gentile Salvation to Provoke Israel to “Jealousy”—Since They are the “Natural Branches” of the Tree of Promise. Verses 11-18. Gentiles Must Continue in Divine “Goodness”; Other’ wise Gentiles to be “Cut Off” from Place of Present Blessing. Verses 19-25. ...

Romans Chapter 12

Paul’s Great Plea for Personal Consecration to God, in View of His Mercies; God’s Perfect Will for Each Believer thus Discovered. Verses 1 and 2. For We are One Body in Christ, with Varying Gifts. Verses 3-8. Our Walk toward Others, whether Believers, or Enemies. Verses 9 to 21. 1 I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. 2 And be not fashioned according to this ...

Romans Chapter 13

Subjection to Rulers, as Ordained of God. Verses 1 to 7. No Debt but Love: What that Achieves! Verses 8 to 10. Awake! Christ’s Coming Nears! Put on Christ Now! Verses 11 to 14. 1 Let every soul be in subjection to the authorities in power. For there is no authority save from God; and those that exist are put in place by God. 2 Therefore he that sets himself against the authority, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and those [thus] withstanding shall receive for themselves judgment...

Romans Chapter 15

Believers to Receive One Another, as Christ (after His Jewish ministry). Received the Gentiles,—-TO GOD’S GLORY. Verses 1 to 13. Paul’s Great “Priestly-Ministry” of the Gospel to the Gentiles. Verses 14 to 21. His Purpose (long-hindered) to Come to the Roman Christians,—after the Great Jerusalem Contribution. Verses 22 to 33. 1 Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each one of us please his neighbor for that wh...

The Jew and the Gentile

For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted i...
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