Grace that is Given (12:3, 6)

Romans 12 & 13

Fred Bischoff

www.scripturefirst.net

 

12:1 ¦ I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

7:24; 8:10 (cf. Gal. 2:20)

 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

7:9 without the law

7:23, 25 law of my mind

will: Mark 3:35; 1 Cor. 1:1

 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

grace: 1:5; 3:24; 5:15, 20; 12:6; 15:15

measure: Matt. 7:2; Eph. 4:7, 13

faith: 3:3, 22

 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

 

 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Disciples: strife to accord; See "Spiritual Gifts to Whom?"

 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

 

 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

 

 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

 

 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Other 5 uses:

2Co 6:6 love

1Tim 1:5; 2Tim. 1:5 faith

Jas 3:17 wisdom

1Pet 1:22 love

 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

 

 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

 

 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

 

 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

 

 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

 

 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

 

 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

mind = think in vs. 3 x2

 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Grace!

 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

 

 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

I will repay = cross

Rev 6:10; 19:2

 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

5:10

 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

3:4 only other use in Rom

 13:1 ¦ Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

authority

 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

 

 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

 

 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

 

 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

do good>avoid bad

 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are GodŐs ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

 

 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Mat 18:32 only other use

 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

First use of "owe"  Mat 18:28, 30, 34;

Goal of gospel: Ro 8:4

 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

7th: adultery

6th: kill

8th: steal

9th: false witness

10th: covet

Lev. 19:18

 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

 

 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Salvation: 1:16; 10:1, 10; 11:11

 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Heb. 10:25

 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

 

 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

flesh 23 verses Romans;

lusts: 7:7, 8

first in NT of flesh + lust:

Gal 5:16, 24; Eph 2:3; 1 Pet 4:2; 2 Pet 2:10, 18; 1Joh 2:16

 


 

 

12:1 ¦ I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

 

 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Mind:  same as in Ro 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Ro 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

 

Mark 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

1Co 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Ro 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

Ro 15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,

 

Mt 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Eph 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

 

 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

see SpiritualGiftsUniv.doc

 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

 

 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

 

 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

 

 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Other 5 uses:

2Co 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

1Ti 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

2Ti 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Jas 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

1Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

 

 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

 

 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

 

 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

 

 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

 

 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

 

 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

mind = think in vs. 3 x2

 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

GRACE!

 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

 

 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Re 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Re 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

 

 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

only other use in Rom:

Ro 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

 13:1 ¦ Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

exousia

 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

 

 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

 

 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

 

 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

 

 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are GodŐs ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

 

 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Only 2 uses of "dues" in NT! Mat. 18:32

 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

First use of "owe" is Mt 18:28, 30, 34; OUR GREATEST DEBT IS TO PAY THEIR DEBT

"Law" 51 verses in Romans!

Goal of gospel: Ro 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

7: adultery

6: kill

8: steal

9: false witness

10: covet

Lev. 19:18

 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

 

 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Kairos

Hora

Virgins?

Lu 9:32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.

 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

 

 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

 

 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

flesh 23 verses Romans;

lusts:

Ro 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

Ro 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

first in NT of flesh + lust:

Ga 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Ga 5:24 And they that are ChristŐs have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

1Pe 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

2Pe 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

2Pe 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

1Jo 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.