> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. There is the hope of the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour (Titus 2:3), the hope of the resurrection (1 Thessalonians 4:13), the hope of final deliverance from every evil (1 Thessalonians 5:8), the hope of eternal life (Romans 7:20), the hope of glory (Titus 1:2; Tit_3:7); and it would be easy to show that every one of these forms of the one great gospel blessing is referred to God as its Author (Colossians 1:27; Romans 5:2; 2 Corinthians 3:12). But He is man, and has the requisite tenderness to deal with sinners. Now I shall suppose that these are not raising this difficulty by way of cavil, and that they are not labouring under any bodily sickness such as might bring on hypochondriacal feelings. I. BibliographyPrice, Brad "Commentary on Romans 15:13". God therefore is the giver and the foundation of his hope. 1938. We can enter into the benefit of our great apostle Paul's benedictory prayer in this matter: "Now the God of hope fill you"--for Paul yearned over, prayed over, and had effectual prayer, even, for "those that had not seen his face in the flesh" (Colossians 2:1); and we may assume that God will answer this mighty believing prayer of his on our behalf. If we want these blessings, we must be in Christ. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". If there is joy in God at all—and if that joy is capable of being enlarged and quickened—we cannot conceive of larger and keener joy for the Holy Ghost than the joy of securing for Jesus Christ the men and women whom the Father has given to Him. It imparts its strength to all other graces, so that they without it cannot be made perfect. It is meant to teach us that this is His distinguishing characteristic, that hope springs from Him. ; but it is Isaiah’s joy when he said, “My soul shall be joyful in my God.” It is the Virgin’s joy when she said, “My spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.” It is the apostle’s joy when he said to the Philippians, “Rejoice in the Lord alway.” And this may serve to explain the paradox, “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.” For the Christian has meat to eat that the world knows not of. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". (3) Holy Scripture is the divine storehouse of all furniture for the Christian life, even in its most trying and delicate features (Ro 15:4). (H. W. At first glance it would seem that this letter is about to end. A longing after the harmony with the eternal law of moral order will fill us with despair as we feel that we are incapable of satisfying the soul's infinite longings. How shall we live in the world so as not to be of it? I. I wish to notice man’s faith and God’s filling as connected, and as the foundation of everything. He is the God of all comfort because we need encouragement. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. He gives us fellowship with God Himself. Christian faith does not wriggle out of the responsibilities that attach to a human life, but it does bring in the thought of a mighty hand that guides and protects; and that itself brings calm and gladness. We can never weary Him, for it is His delight to give. ], [There is no power less than his that will produce these things. Not only is God the author of all true hope, but He can create this hope out of the midst of despair. 3. God is, moreover, called the God of hope because He worketh hope and joy in us. The former unites, for it strives to serve (Romans 15:1), whereas the second disunites. God is not the subject but the object of hope. He is there for us every day, every hour of the day, every minute of the day. Because He was sent of God on purpose to save. Here, then, "hope" refers merely to the ground on which the apostle rested all his own expectations of anything whatever of a saving nature, and is not at all put in contrast with "faith." You come to know the God of hope through the Scriptures, which reveal Him; by this you are led to believe in Him, and it is through that believing that you become filled with joy and peace. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. I. Such hope as may be like an anchor to the soul, to keep it safe and steady in the midst of storms and tempests. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. And yet Hebrews , for the joy, if I may quote Hebrews 12:2, "set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Death can separate us from a great deal. When you think of God, the just One, apart from Christ, you might well tremble, but when you see Him in Jesus, His very justice becomes precious to you. This blessed name of “God of hope” belongs to the New Testament, and is a truly gospel title. Romans 15:13 13 May the God of hope fill you with all l joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. But bring me a Church made up of men who know they are accepted and beloved, and are perfectly content with the great Father’s will; put them down in the midst of ungodly ones, and they will begin to envy them their peace and joy. That the grace of hope, together with joy and peace in believing, are wrought in the Christian's heart through the power of the Holy Ghost, that is, through the sanctifying influences of the Holy Ghost enlightening the understanding, inclining the will, rectifying the affections, and reducing all the rebellious powers and faculties of the soul (in concurrence with our endeavours) under the government and dominion of reason and religion. When a person really loves and trusts the Saviour, my friend, there is a bond there that is eternal and complete. We begin with two observations--. With these words of benediction, Paul closes his teaching message. II. This is of very great importance, for sometimes the spirit of slaves creeps over us. 11 was to justify God"s dispensations toward the people of Israel, and not to endeavor the union of Jews and Gentiles in the church; 2d. Christians have not lived up to this, and in consequence have led the world to associate the idea of sadness with that religion whose “ways are ways of pleasantness,” etc. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". 3. All intercessory prayers are external to the objects of such petitions. Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae. 2. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Our hope is based, first on all, on the resurrection of the Son of God; and then it is based on the faithfulness of God. And this certainly cancels all credibility for separate churches for saved Jews and saved Gentiles. Spurgeon.). Hort on 1 Peter 1:5. πνεύματος ἁγίου. ], II. Paul’s letter to the *Romans. ‘For that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.’. In this short and comprehensive prayer we are taught to seek them, [God in himself is “a consuming fire:” but in Christ he is the “God of hope” and the source of all good [Note: James 1:17.]. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. As Romans 15:1-4 passed into a blessing (Romans 15:5-6), so now the hortatory discourse, begun afresh in Romans 15:7, passes into a blessing ( δέ), which forms, at the same time, the close of the entire section (from chap. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". Centuries of Christianity have shaped this message for us and, as Christians, we feel like Christmas is an event that has deep and comforting personal significance. It is chiefly to be defined by negatives, though they are positive enough for man’s desire. It is something to lose companionship of a Saviour ready to meet our sinfulness and purge it—one ready to meet our feebleness, especially since we are made up of needs.—Albert Lee. Let me press upon you for your acceptance and prayerful use the possibilities waiting for you ‘in the power of the Holy Ghost.’ During such a season as Lent, some of you will, no doubt, try various means of purifying your manhood and womanhood. www.easyenglish.bible. "Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books". The heart can cherish no desire which is not abundantly spread out before him. 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Corinthians 8:7; Philippians 1:9; Colossians 2:7). Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. All things are his, not in possession, but in prospect. From Him too cometh a sweet and sacred peace, which is diffused through the whole spiritual nature—a "peace which passeth all understanding." Paul's great desire for them ( Romans 15:13). Romans 15:14 to Romans 16:27.] The God of hope (see the note at Romans 15:5) fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope. And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. 1. 13. ὁ δὲ θεὸς τῆς ἐλπίδος. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". This He has done by giving us His Word; but the Book, inspired though it be, is never spiritually understood by any man apart from His personal teaching. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. Paul is addressing the conflict which differing convictions have brought into the church. Ephesians 3:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; cf. Paul’s making this state a subject of prayer implies that it is possible for it to be attained. 2. .’-let us leave out the intervening words for a moment-’in believing.’ Now, you notice that Paul does not stay to tell us what or whom we are to believe in, or on. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive, what things God hath prepared for those who love Him.” (J. Tragically, this expression which occurs no less than 169 times in Paul's writings seems to have gone through many minds without having made any impression at all! "Commentary on Romans 15:13". 2. II. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-15.html. ], [It would be thought by many that “peace” should have preceded “joy”; but the experience of God’s people accords exactly with the Scriptures [Note: Compare Isaiah 55:12. with the text.]. God is called the "God of peace" in Romans 15:33; Romans 16:20; and in Philippians 4:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, Hebrews 13:20; and, of course, peace is fundamental: Christ made peace by the blood of His cross. The letter you may know, but no man knows the things of God save he to whom the Spirit of God has revealed them. The very perfection of His nature must be a source of happiness, and excludes the hope so necessary to men, and without which energy would be dissipated and purposes made vain. The blessings which may be sought from Him. 1. Do not overestimate them; for, though eminently desirable, they are not infallible evidences of safety. In all earthly blessedness there blends ever the unwelcome consciousness of its transiency. But thousands of others have believed that religion is the groundwork of the world's joy. The apostle has recourse again to prayer, knowing that all his exhortations would be useless, without the grace of God accompanying them: and it is observable, that he prays for the same things mentioned in the above prophecies and promises, as joy, peace, and hope; for though God has promised ever so great things concerning his people, he will be inquired of by them to do them for them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/romans-15.html. Because of our need for endurance. Dares he to defy the help of One who is mighty, and from whom all real good proceeds?—never once to have a whisper of encouragement, nor a word of sympathy, nor one kindly touch of help; no great Master on whom to cast the heavy burdens of care; no one to whom to turn and say, "Thou art my glory, and the lifter-up of my head"; no God to be a refuge and strength, a present help in the dark days of trouble! If they were filled with this, there would be no strife and contention. The topic of Romans 14:1–15:13is love and Christian liberty. God has no unfulfilled desires.—Jesus Christ exercised His ministry amongst the Jews, and chose His apostles from the same people. He borrows from the previous chapter (verse 17). How much joy, peace, faith and hope we are filled with, depends entirely on how willing we are to become 100% convicted of the Spirit"s teaching. Concerning joy comp. This passage sounds like a conclusion. Then they are also without hope. 2. Nature and philosophy may teach a dread abstraction, and may thus induce a desire for atheism. Delays with God are but invisible means of hastening mercy. What God has said, He will surely perform. “I may yet be in comfortable circumstances,” he says, and again he can work with a will. The Spirit of God is necessary to the Church for its own internal growth in grace. Some try the plan of scrupulous observance of all religious ceremonies. 3. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wnc/romans-15.html. Faith rests upon the goodness and truth of Him who hath promised; and hope, raising itself upon faith so established, stands up and looks out to the future accomplishment of the promise. In the power of the Holy Spirit ... is Paul's reminder that only God's children, the baptized true believers "in Christ" who have received the Spirit as a consequence of their sonship shall ever possess this joy and peace. This cheerful hope is the Christian’s. This is through the power of the Holy Ghost. Carlyle says; "John Knox had a sore fight for existence, wrestling with principalities in defeat, contention, lifelong struggle, rowing as a galley-slave, wandering in exile. 1. What is the hope in which we are to rejoice and abound? Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. By prayer. — Ed. Man is drifting on into the night, and judgment is coming. Christian men may have a bad liver, or some trial, and then they get depressed. The violent expedient attempted by Mangold, in his desire to evade this conclusion, demonstrates it better than anything else. It deals with the springs of action in the individual life. the similar repetition, Romans 15:4-5), the God who produces the hope they possess. 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There is the hope of the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour (Titus 2:3), the hope of the resurrection (1 Thessalonians 4:13), the hope of final deliverance from every evil (1 Thessalonians 5:8), the hope of eternal life (Romans 7:20), the hope of glory (Titus 1:2; Tit_3:7); and it would be easy to show that every one of these forms of the one great gospel blessing is referred to God as its Author (Colossians 1:27; Romans 5:2; 2 Corinthians 3:12). But He is man, and has the requisite tenderness to deal with sinners. Now I shall suppose that these are not raising this difficulty by way of cavil, and that they are not labouring under any bodily sickness such as might bring on hypochondriacal feelings. I. BibliographyPrice, Brad "Commentary on Romans 15:13". God therefore is the giver and the foundation of his hope. 1938. We can enter into the benefit of our great apostle Paul's benedictory prayer in this matter: "Now the God of hope fill you"--for Paul yearned over, prayed over, and had effectual prayer, even, for "those that had not seen his face in the flesh" (Colossians 2:1); and we may assume that God will answer this mighty believing prayer of his on our behalf. If we want these blessings, we must be in Christ. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". If there is joy in God at all—and if that joy is capable of being enlarged and quickened—we cannot conceive of larger and keener joy for the Holy Ghost than the joy of securing for Jesus Christ the men and women whom the Father has given to Him. It imparts its strength to all other graces, so that they without it cannot be made perfect. It is meant to teach us that this is His distinguishing characteristic, that hope springs from Him. ; but it is Isaiah’s joy when he said, “My soul shall be joyful in my God.” It is the Virgin’s joy when she said, “My spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.” It is the apostle’s joy when he said to the Philippians, “Rejoice in the Lord alway.” And this may serve to explain the paradox, “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.” For the Christian has meat to eat that the world knows not of. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". (3) Holy Scripture is the divine storehouse of all furniture for the Christian life, even in its most trying and delicate features (Ro 15:4). (H. W. At first glance it would seem that this letter is about to end. A longing after the harmony with the eternal law of moral order will fill us with despair as we feel that we are incapable of satisfying the soul's infinite longings. How shall we live in the world so as not to be of it? I. I wish to notice man’s faith and God’s filling as connected, and as the foundation of everything. He is the God of all comfort because we need encouragement. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. He gives us fellowship with God Himself. Christian faith does not wriggle out of the responsibilities that attach to a human life, but it does bring in the thought of a mighty hand that guides and protects; and that itself brings calm and gladness. We can never weary Him, for it is His delight to give. ], [There is no power less than his that will produce these things. Not only is God the author of all true hope, but He can create this hope out of the midst of despair. 3. God is, moreover, called the God of hope because He worketh hope and joy in us. The former unites, for it strives to serve (Romans 15:1), whereas the second disunites. God is not the subject but the object of hope. He is there for us every day, every hour of the day, every minute of the day. Because He was sent of God on purpose to save. Here, then, "hope" refers merely to the ground on which the apostle rested all his own expectations of anything whatever of a saving nature, and is not at all put in contrast with "faith." You come to know the God of hope through the Scriptures, which reveal Him; by this you are led to believe in Him, and it is through that believing that you become filled with joy and peace. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. I. Such hope as may be like an anchor to the soul, to keep it safe and steady in the midst of storms and tempests. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. And yet Hebrews , for the joy, if I may quote Hebrews 12:2, "set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Death can separate us from a great deal. When you think of God, the just One, apart from Christ, you might well tremble, but when you see Him in Jesus, His very justice becomes precious to you. This blessed name of “God of hope” belongs to the New Testament, and is a truly gospel title. Romans 15:13 13 May the God of hope fill you with all l joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. But bring me a Church made up of men who know they are accepted and beloved, and are perfectly content with the great Father’s will; put them down in the midst of ungodly ones, and they will begin to envy them their peace and joy. That the grace of hope, together with joy and peace in believing, are wrought in the Christian's heart through the power of the Holy Ghost, that is, through the sanctifying influences of the Holy Ghost enlightening the understanding, inclining the will, rectifying the affections, and reducing all the rebellious powers and faculties of the soul (in concurrence with our endeavours) under the government and dominion of reason and religion. When a person really loves and trusts the Saviour, my friend, there is a bond there that is eternal and complete. We begin with two observations--. With these words of benediction, Paul closes his teaching message. II. This is of very great importance, for sometimes the spirit of slaves creeps over us. 11 was to justify God"s dispensations toward the people of Israel, and not to endeavor the union of Jews and Gentiles in the church; 2d. Christians have not lived up to this, and in consequence have led the world to associate the idea of sadness with that religion whose “ways are ways of pleasantness,” etc. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". 3. All intercessory prayers are external to the objects of such petitions. Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae. 2. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Our hope is based, first on all, on the resurrection of the Son of God; and then it is based on the faithfulness of God. And this certainly cancels all credibility for separate churches for saved Jews and saved Gentiles. Spurgeon.). Hort on 1 Peter 1:5. πνεύματος ἁγίου. ], II. Paul’s letter to the *Romans. ‘For that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.’. In this short and comprehensive prayer we are taught to seek them, [God in himself is “a consuming fire:” but in Christ he is the “God of hope” and the source of all good [Note: James 1:17.]. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. As Romans 15:1-4 passed into a blessing (Romans 15:5-6), so now the hortatory discourse, begun afresh in Romans 15:7, passes into a blessing ( δέ), which forms, at the same time, the close of the entire section (from chap. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". Centuries of Christianity have shaped this message for us and, as Christians, we feel like Christmas is an event that has deep and comforting personal significance. It is chiefly to be defined by negatives, though they are positive enough for man’s desire. It is something to lose companionship of a Saviour ready to meet our sinfulness and purge it—one ready to meet our feebleness, especially since we are made up of needs.—Albert Lee. Let me press upon you for your acceptance and prayerful use the possibilities waiting for you ‘in the power of the Holy Ghost.’ During such a season as Lent, some of you will, no doubt, try various means of purifying your manhood and womanhood. www.easyenglish.bible. "Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books". The heart can cherish no desire which is not abundantly spread out before him. 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Corinthians 8:7; Philippians 1:9; Colossians 2:7). Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. All things are his, not in possession, but in prospect. From Him too cometh a sweet and sacred peace, which is diffused through the whole spiritual nature—a "peace which passeth all understanding." Paul's great desire for them ( Romans 15:13). Romans 15:14 to Romans 16:27.] The God of hope (see the note at Romans 15:5) fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope. And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. 1. 13. ὁ δὲ θεὸς τῆς ἐλπίδος. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". This He has done by giving us His Word; but the Book, inspired though it be, is never spiritually understood by any man apart from His personal teaching. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. Paul is addressing the conflict which differing convictions have brought into the church. Ephesians 3:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; cf. Paul’s making this state a subject of prayer implies that it is possible for it to be attained. 2. .’-let us leave out the intervening words for a moment-’in believing.’ Now, you notice that Paul does not stay to tell us what or whom we are to believe in, or on. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive, what things God hath prepared for those who love Him.” (J. Tragically, this expression which occurs no less than 169 times in Paul's writings seems to have gone through many minds without having made any impression at all! "Commentary on Romans 15:13". 2. II. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-15.html. ], [It would be thought by many that “peace” should have preceded “joy”; but the experience of God’s people accords exactly with the Scriptures [Note: Compare Isaiah 55:12. with the text.]. God is called the "God of peace" in Romans 15:33; Romans 16:20; and in Philippians 4:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, Hebrews 13:20; and, of course, peace is fundamental: Christ made peace by the blood of His cross. The letter you may know, but no man knows the things of God save he to whom the Spirit of God has revealed them. The very perfection of His nature must be a source of happiness, and excludes the hope so necessary to men, and without which energy would be dissipated and purposes made vain. The blessings which may be sought from Him. 1. Do not overestimate them; for, though eminently desirable, they are not infallible evidences of safety. In all earthly blessedness there blends ever the unwelcome consciousness of its transiency. But thousands of others have believed that religion is the groundwork of the world's joy. The apostle has recourse again to prayer, knowing that all his exhortations would be useless, without the grace of God accompanying them: and it is observable, that he prays for the same things mentioned in the above prophecies and promises, as joy, peace, and hope; for though God has promised ever so great things concerning his people, he will be inquired of by them to do them for them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/romans-15.html. Because of our need for endurance. Dares he to defy the help of One who is mighty, and from whom all real good proceeds?—never once to have a whisper of encouragement, nor a word of sympathy, nor one kindly touch of help; no great Master on whom to cast the heavy burdens of care; no one to whom to turn and say, "Thou art my glory, and the lifter-up of my head"; no God to be a refuge and strength, a present help in the dark days of trouble! If they were filled with this, there would be no strife and contention. The topic of Romans 14:1–15:13is love and Christian liberty. God has no unfulfilled desires.—Jesus Christ exercised His ministry amongst the Jews, and chose His apostles from the same people. He borrows from the previous chapter (verse 17). How much joy, peace, faith and hope we are filled with, depends entirely on how willing we are to become 100% convicted of the Spirit"s teaching. Concerning joy comp. This passage sounds like a conclusion. Then they are also without hope. 2. Nature and philosophy may teach a dread abstraction, and may thus induce a desire for atheism. Delays with God are but invisible means of hastening mercy. What God has said, He will surely perform. “I may yet be in comfortable circumstances,” he says, and again he can work with a will. The Spirit of God is necessary to the Church for its own internal growth in grace. Some try the plan of scrupulous observance of all religious ceremonies. 3. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wnc/romans-15.html. Faith rests upon the goodness and truth of Him who hath promised; and hope, raising itself upon faith so established, stands up and looks out to the future accomplishment of the promise. In the power of the Holy Spirit ... is Paul's reminder that only God's children, the baptized true believers "in Christ" who have received the Spirit as a consequence of their sonship shall ever possess this joy and peace. This cheerful hope is the Christian’s. This is through the power of the Holy Ghost. Carlyle says; "John Knox had a sore fight for existence, wrestling with principalities in defeat, contention, lifelong struggle, rowing as a galley-slave, wandering in exile. 1. What is the hope in which we are to rejoice and abound? Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. By prayer. — Ed. Man is drifting on into the night, and judgment is coming. Christian men may have a bad liver, or some trial, and then they get depressed. The violent expedient attempted by Mangold, in his desire to evade this conclusion, demonstrates it better than anything else. It deals with the springs of action in the individual life. the similar repetition, Romans 15:4-5), the God who produces the hope they possess. 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romans 15:13 commentary

Peace and joy in believing make God known. The assurance of reconciliation cannot rest in itself, but must muse on that which is to come; how can it but encourage the expectation of all the fruits of a justified estate? of article cf. your abounding. The words τῆς ἐλπίδος connect with ἐλπιοῦσι of the foregoing verse, as was the case with τῆς ὑπομονῆς κ. τῆς παρακλήσεως in Romans 15:5. χαρᾶς κ. εἰρήνης, as the happy result of faith in God, and unanimity with one another; see ch. that we may "abound in hope in the power of the Holy Ghost." It is possible for us to abound in hope because the omnipotent Holy Spirit is at work in us (cf. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Romans 15:13: Romans 15:12-13 Romans 15:12 : Romans 15:14 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. There is the hope of the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour (Titus 2:3), the hope of the resurrection (1 Thessalonians 4:13), the hope of final deliverance from every evil (1 Thessalonians 5:8), the hope of eternal life (Romans 7:20), the hope of glory (Titus 1:2; Tit_3:7); and it would be easy to show that every one of these forms of the one great gospel blessing is referred to God as its Author (Colossians 1:27; Romans 5:2; 2 Corinthians 3:12). But He is man, and has the requisite tenderness to deal with sinners. Now I shall suppose that these are not raising this difficulty by way of cavil, and that they are not labouring under any bodily sickness such as might bring on hypochondriacal feelings. I. BibliographyPrice, Brad "Commentary on Romans 15:13". God therefore is the giver and the foundation of his hope. 1938. We can enter into the benefit of our great apostle Paul's benedictory prayer in this matter: "Now the God of hope fill you"--for Paul yearned over, prayed over, and had effectual prayer, even, for "those that had not seen his face in the flesh" (Colossians 2:1); and we may assume that God will answer this mighty believing prayer of his on our behalf. If we want these blessings, we must be in Christ. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". If there is joy in God at all—and if that joy is capable of being enlarged and quickened—we cannot conceive of larger and keener joy for the Holy Ghost than the joy of securing for Jesus Christ the men and women whom the Father has given to Him. It imparts its strength to all other graces, so that they without it cannot be made perfect. It is meant to teach us that this is His distinguishing characteristic, that hope springs from Him. ; but it is Isaiah’s joy when he said, “My soul shall be joyful in my God.” It is the Virgin’s joy when she said, “My spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.” It is the apostle’s joy when he said to the Philippians, “Rejoice in the Lord alway.” And this may serve to explain the paradox, “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.” For the Christian has meat to eat that the world knows not of. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". (3) Holy Scripture is the divine storehouse of all furniture for the Christian life, even in its most trying and delicate features (Ro 15:4). (H. W. At first glance it would seem that this letter is about to end. A longing after the harmony with the eternal law of moral order will fill us with despair as we feel that we are incapable of satisfying the soul's infinite longings. How shall we live in the world so as not to be of it? I. I wish to notice man’s faith and God’s filling as connected, and as the foundation of everything. He is the God of all comfort because we need encouragement. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. He gives us fellowship with God Himself. Christian faith does not wriggle out of the responsibilities that attach to a human life, but it does bring in the thought of a mighty hand that guides and protects; and that itself brings calm and gladness. We can never weary Him, for it is His delight to give. ], [There is no power less than his that will produce these things. Not only is God the author of all true hope, but He can create this hope out of the midst of despair. 3. God is, moreover, called the God of hope because He worketh hope and joy in us. The former unites, for it strives to serve (Romans 15:1), whereas the second disunites. God is not the subject but the object of hope. He is there for us every day, every hour of the day, every minute of the day. Because He was sent of God on purpose to save. Here, then, "hope" refers merely to the ground on which the apostle rested all his own expectations of anything whatever of a saving nature, and is not at all put in contrast with "faith." You come to know the God of hope through the Scriptures, which reveal Him; by this you are led to believe in Him, and it is through that believing that you become filled with joy and peace. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. I. Such hope as may be like an anchor to the soul, to keep it safe and steady in the midst of storms and tempests. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. And yet Hebrews , for the joy, if I may quote Hebrews 12:2, "set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Death can separate us from a great deal. When you think of God, the just One, apart from Christ, you might well tremble, but when you see Him in Jesus, His very justice becomes precious to you. This blessed name of “God of hope” belongs to the New Testament, and is a truly gospel title. Romans 15:13 13 May the God of hope fill you with all l joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. But bring me a Church made up of men who know they are accepted and beloved, and are perfectly content with the great Father’s will; put them down in the midst of ungodly ones, and they will begin to envy them their peace and joy. That the grace of hope, together with joy and peace in believing, are wrought in the Christian's heart through the power of the Holy Ghost, that is, through the sanctifying influences of the Holy Ghost enlightening the understanding, inclining the will, rectifying the affections, and reducing all the rebellious powers and faculties of the soul (in concurrence with our endeavours) under the government and dominion of reason and religion. When a person really loves and trusts the Saviour, my friend, there is a bond there that is eternal and complete. We begin with two observations--. With these words of benediction, Paul closes his teaching message. II. This is of very great importance, for sometimes the spirit of slaves creeps over us. 11 was to justify God"s dispensations toward the people of Israel, and not to endeavor the union of Jews and Gentiles in the church; 2d. Christians have not lived up to this, and in consequence have led the world to associate the idea of sadness with that religion whose “ways are ways of pleasantness,” etc. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". 3. All intercessory prayers are external to the objects of such petitions. Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae. 2. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Our hope is based, first on all, on the resurrection of the Son of God; and then it is based on the faithfulness of God. And this certainly cancels all credibility for separate churches for saved Jews and saved Gentiles. Spurgeon.). Hort on 1 Peter 1:5. πνεύματος ἁγίου. ], II. Paul’s letter to the *Romans. ‘For that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.’. In this short and comprehensive prayer we are taught to seek them, [God in himself is “a consuming fire:” but in Christ he is the “God of hope” and the source of all good [Note: James 1:17.]. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. As Romans 15:1-4 passed into a blessing (Romans 15:5-6), so now the hortatory discourse, begun afresh in Romans 15:7, passes into a blessing ( δέ), which forms, at the same time, the close of the entire section (from chap. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". Centuries of Christianity have shaped this message for us and, as Christians, we feel like Christmas is an event that has deep and comforting personal significance. It is chiefly to be defined by negatives, though they are positive enough for man’s desire. It is something to lose companionship of a Saviour ready to meet our sinfulness and purge it—one ready to meet our feebleness, especially since we are made up of needs.—Albert Lee. Let me press upon you for your acceptance and prayerful use the possibilities waiting for you ‘in the power of the Holy Ghost.’ During such a season as Lent, some of you will, no doubt, try various means of purifying your manhood and womanhood. www.easyenglish.bible. "Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books". The heart can cherish no desire which is not abundantly spread out before him. 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Corinthians 8:7; Philippians 1:9; Colossians 2:7). Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. All things are his, not in possession, but in prospect. From Him too cometh a sweet and sacred peace, which is diffused through the whole spiritual nature—a "peace which passeth all understanding." Paul's great desire for them ( Romans 15:13). Romans 15:14 to Romans 16:27.] The God of hope (see the note at Romans 15:5) fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope. And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. 1. 13. ὁ δὲ θεὸς τῆς ἐλπίδος. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". This He has done by giving us His Word; but the Book, inspired though it be, is never spiritually understood by any man apart from His personal teaching. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. Paul is addressing the conflict which differing convictions have brought into the church. Ephesians 3:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; cf. Paul’s making this state a subject of prayer implies that it is possible for it to be attained. 2. .’-let us leave out the intervening words for a moment-’in believing.’ Now, you notice that Paul does not stay to tell us what or whom we are to believe in, or on. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive, what things God hath prepared for those who love Him.” (J. Tragically, this expression which occurs no less than 169 times in Paul's writings seems to have gone through many minds without having made any impression at all! "Commentary on Romans 15:13". 2. II. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-15.html. ], [It would be thought by many that “peace” should have preceded “joy”; but the experience of God’s people accords exactly with the Scriptures [Note: Compare Isaiah 55:12. with the text.]. God is called the "God of peace" in Romans 15:33; Romans 16:20; and in Philippians 4:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, Hebrews 13:20; and, of course, peace is fundamental: Christ made peace by the blood of His cross. The letter you may know, but no man knows the things of God save he to whom the Spirit of God has revealed them. The very perfection of His nature must be a source of happiness, and excludes the hope so necessary to men, and without which energy would be dissipated and purposes made vain. The blessings which may be sought from Him. 1. Do not overestimate them; for, though eminently desirable, they are not infallible evidences of safety. In all earthly blessedness there blends ever the unwelcome consciousness of its transiency. But thousands of others have believed that religion is the groundwork of the world's joy. The apostle has recourse again to prayer, knowing that all his exhortations would be useless, without the grace of God accompanying them: and it is observable, that he prays for the same things mentioned in the above prophecies and promises, as joy, peace, and hope; for though God has promised ever so great things concerning his people, he will be inquired of by them to do them for them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/romans-15.html. Because of our need for endurance. Dares he to defy the help of One who is mighty, and from whom all real good proceeds?—never once to have a whisper of encouragement, nor a word of sympathy, nor one kindly touch of help; no great Master on whom to cast the heavy burdens of care; no one to whom to turn and say, "Thou art my glory, and the lifter-up of my head"; no God to be a refuge and strength, a present help in the dark days of trouble! If they were filled with this, there would be no strife and contention. The topic of Romans 14:1–15:13is love and Christian liberty. God has no unfulfilled desires.—Jesus Christ exercised His ministry amongst the Jews, and chose His apostles from the same people. He borrows from the previous chapter (verse 17). How much joy, peace, faith and hope we are filled with, depends entirely on how willing we are to become 100% convicted of the Spirit"s teaching. Concerning joy comp. This passage sounds like a conclusion. Then they are also without hope. 2. Nature and philosophy may teach a dread abstraction, and may thus induce a desire for atheism. Delays with God are but invisible means of hastening mercy. What God has said, He will surely perform. “I may yet be in comfortable circumstances,” he says, and again he can work with a will. The Spirit of God is necessary to the Church for its own internal growth in grace. Some try the plan of scrupulous observance of all religious ceremonies. 3. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wnc/romans-15.html. Faith rests upon the goodness and truth of Him who hath promised; and hope, raising itself upon faith so established, stands up and looks out to the future accomplishment of the promise. In the power of the Holy Spirit ... is Paul's reminder that only God's children, the baptized true believers "in Christ" who have received the Spirit as a consequence of their sonship shall ever possess this joy and peace. This cheerful hope is the Christian’s. This is through the power of the Holy Ghost. Carlyle says; "John Knox had a sore fight for existence, wrestling with principalities in defeat, contention, lifelong struggle, rowing as a galley-slave, wandering in exile. 1. What is the hope in which we are to rejoice and abound? Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. By prayer. — Ed. Man is drifting on into the night, and judgment is coming. Christian men may have a bad liver, or some trial, and then they get depressed. The violent expedient attempted by Mangold, in his desire to evade this conclusion, demonstrates it better than anything else. It deals with the springs of action in the individual life. the similar repetition, Romans 15:4-5), the God who produces the hope they possess. 'Be not moved away by false teachers from the hope of the Gospel, as ye were taught it by me: They would persuade you that faith in Christ is not enough for you Gentiles, and that except ye be circumcised and ken the law of Moses, ye cannot be saved; but we who are taught "by the Spirit," whether we be Jews or Gentiles, hope for no righteousness but by faith alone.' 02/21/2015 - 00:00 by admin develops and matures one thing equally Divine necessity, otherwise many would stop at 5:1... Are utterly dependent here, they are positive enough for man ’ s desire greatly. `` Mitchell 's Commentary on the processes.—Abundance of hope. manner perfectly independent yet. ; that is without faith. he forms us to have confusion, for. Be measures and degrees Christian is going to have confusion, not out of past faith. which! Solitary petition for this grace is for others as well as for ourselves creation in of. Collections which he is a duty you owe to God thrills our.! 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