rom 15:13 commentaries

But in Scripture (e.g., Romans 8:25; Hebrews 6:18–19) hope signifies a firm expectation and confident anticipation of the things God has promised. He would have them to be confident as to the future. The impact of radiant Spirit empowered lives on a society vainly searching for the meaning of life would be dramatic! A minister may be an indifferent preacher, or an ineffective visitor; he may be lacking in genius and great capacity, but if he is a good man this is the first and supreme factor of Christianity. The Vulgate Latin reads, "that ye may abound in hope, and in the power of the Holy Ghost"; but there is no copulative in the Greek text. . How does the Spirit express life in us? “The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing.” Let it be duly noted that Paul did not hesitate to ask for these particular blessings. He now ends this long section with a word of encouragement. Victor), What a magnificent verse! Satisfied with what? Hope is the God of all our tomorrows provides optimism for our glorious future and gives strength for the trials of today. It is a question we ought to ask ourselves, in our quiet hours of meditation, whether we really know the joy and peace which are the benediction of our text. Thus the God of hope is revealed in His living oracles with the design of inspiring hope. Second, as revelations of the will of God, announcements of what He has eternally decreed, which must therefore come to pass. Several years ago my pastoral duties included leading a short mid-week worship service at a local nursing home. By ourselves, we can do nothing (cp Jn 15:5, 2Cor 3:5-6-note, John 6:63, 1Cor 15:10-note); but, with God (Ed: The resurrection power of the Holy Spirit), all things are possible. When we say "The Lord is my shepherd," we are not dealing with a promise or the groundwork of prayer, we are concerned with one of the present realities of the Christian experience. If God had not revealed Himself in the Word of truth we should be without any foundation of hope. Isn't this what all followers of Christ ardently desire...our whole life and outlook radiant and alive? Joy (5479) (chara from chaíro = to rejoice) (cf Ro 14:17-note, Ro 15:32-note) is one of Paul's great themes, with charas being used by him 21x compared to next most frequent use of 9 by John. Man is drifting on into the night, and judgment is coming. Her husband Alexander, the famous Scottish preacher, had died 10 years earlier. The ancient world did not generally regard hope as a virtue, but merely as a temporary illusion. Happiness And Faith (Romans 8:28-39) - The chorus of the old hymn "At The Cross" concludes with these cheerful words: "And now I am happy all the day!" Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. The hope we have in Jesus Christ Brings joy into our heart; And when we know the love of God, His peace He will impart. It is a life bright and beautiful; “filled with all joy and peace.” It is to shew a surface fair with the reflected sky of Christ, Christ present, Christ to come. Henry Drummond described the Holy Spirit this way - The pearl-diver lives at the bottom of the ocean by means of the pure air conveyed to him from above. Historians tell us that a great cloud of hopelessness covered the ancient world. The soul at peace with God enjoys a precious realisation of His presence as the God of peace, and restfulness arises and abides moment by moment in the heart. And one more word about this first part of my text: the result of that direct action is complete—‘the God of hope fill you’ with no shrunken stream, no painful trickle out of a narrow rift in the rock, but a great exuberance which will pass into a man’s nature in the measure of his capacity, which is the measure of his trust and desire. Huddled around a battery-powered radio for news on that frigid Sunday, we heard a most unusual announcement. "The God of hope." This is the true Christian life, the life of fulness, depth, power and reality; the only life emphasized in the Word of God, the only life that can glorify God or satisfy His purpose concerning us. Where there is praise there is joy, for joy is a component part of it. The Spirit confirms our adoption as children of God and helps us as we struggle to pray (Rom. Note the qualifier -- "in believing." What that woman seemingly stumbled onto by accident, the psalmist (of Psalm 42) knew from experience. The reasonable answer is by means of the comfort of the Scriptures (The Fruitful Life- The Overflow of God's Love Through You), In another book Bridges writes the following on Romans 15:13 - One of the most important aspects of the second bookend is the hope the Holy Spirit provides to believers. Hence they are the joy and peace specially flowing from justification and acceptance with God, and the more we have of these, the more we abound in the Christian hope itself. Now return to Luke 4 and notice that after His victorious temptation "Jesus returned to Galilee in the power (dunamis) of the Spirit." A speedboat represents the Christian who relies on the power of the Holy Spirit to propel him forward into his Christian life and get him where he needs to go. Life can seem overwhelming at times, but God offers us hope. God forbid. At the same time there is another sense in which the words are not rightly applicable to the Christian, for St. Peter speaks of our having "an abundant entrance ministered unto us into the everlasting kingdom" (2Pe 1:11). Bishop Handley Moule comments “in His power,” clasped as it were within His divine embrace, and thus energized to look upward, heavenward, away from embittering and dividing temptations to the unifying as well as beatifying respect of your Lord’s Return.". Perisseuo carries the idea of exceeding the requirements or of overflowing and is pictured by a river which overflows its banks! Joy, peace, and hope all come from God, by the power of his Holy Spirit. The man, and the Society, are to live and work in tranquil but moving strength, “rich” in the fruits of their Lord’s “poverty” (2Cor 8:9); filled out of His fulness; never, spiritually, at a loss for Him; never, practically, having to do or bear except in His large and gracious power. The filling of a car is an ongoing responsibility. Has he done all his duty in thus simply asking for grace? The Christian attitude towards the ills of life is something more triumphant than acceptance. 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. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. Note that it is not merely “through the operation” but “through the power” of the Holy Spirit, for there is much in us which opposes! I can vividly remember one Sunday when we awoke to find that the electricity had been knocked out by an ice storm. that we may abound in hope in the power of the Holy Ghost. The facts are to be accepted and their blessings at once used. The example which the apostle has here set before us evidences not only that it is desirable for Christians to be filled with joy and peace, but also that such a delightful experience is attainable. The fruit of the Spirit is not love and joy alone; it is love and joy and peace. some one answers, "is it possible to use such a word in connection with the Christian life of the present?" Thus genuine Biblical hope is not a concept but a Person, Christ Jesus! How would we expect God to fill us with joy and hope? (Rom 15:20-21) Paul's desire to … Romans 15:13. by Grant | Oct 14, 2014 | Romans | 1 comment. The Gentiles, being brought into the church, are companions in patience and tribulation. Do we swing it like a lamp which God has lit over the darkest mile our feet have got to tread? Oftentimes people come to me, and say, "What is the matter with my Christian life? Then one evening in the midst of my despair, I felt the impulse to say, `Thank you, God, anyway,' and for a moment it was light. There was something more and better that he should have done. Contrast, for instance, joy and peace in believing with joy and peace in working. Not only is God the author of all true hope, but He can create this hope in the midst of despair! Thus perisseuo was used to describe what was "left over" of the loaves after Jesus had fed the 5000 (Mt 14:20)! But the mark of the followers of the Lord is the mystical marriage union of the two. All joy and peace - Romans 14:17. It is such a reaction to experience as suggests the certainty of victory--the victory that overcomes the world. 16:3. This "holy optimism" keeps him going in spite of difficulties.". Ah, brethren, we cannot altogether shut God out from our spirits. Hope is the looking forward to something with some reason for confidence respecting fulfillment. Commentary on Romans 15:22-29 (Read Romans 15:22-29) The apostle sought the things of Christ more than his own will, and would not leave his work of planting churches to go to Rome. L'épître de l'apôtre Paul aux Romains expose d'une manière systématique le message fondamental du salut de Dieu, «l'évangile de Dieu» (Rom. There would be very much less dependence upon a professional ministry in time of spiritual difficulty if Christian people as a whole were more capable of dealing with spiritual anxieties of soul. Fill you with all joy. You can believe. In summary, Christian joy and peace are IMpossible apart from trusting in Him in Whom they are eminently HIMpossible! “Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope” (Ps. Or, "Are you having times of prayer?" (The Daily Study Bible). Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. 16.2 - Rom. I gave little thought to the author of these books, though, until I saw a dramatized version of Mark Twain's life. George Morrison...Joy and Peace in Believing, Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing--Rom 15:13. Prepare to Live (Romans 15:13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) - In 1931, Jane Whyte felt she was nearing the end of her life. We may not only be somewhat comforted, but we may be full of joy; we may not only have occasional quiet, but we may dwell in peace, and delight ourselves in the abundance of it. I took my own advice this morning asking another saint to pray Ro 15:13 for me as I prayed it for him - I must say my day has been a wonderful experience of abounding hope by the power of the Spirit. Les 4 passages cités par l’apôtre dans les v. 9 à 12, tirés des écrits de Moïse, des Psaumes et des Prophètes, sont tous relatifs à la louange rendue à Christ, comme Fils de l’homme, pendant le règne millénaire. (Click for discussion of "gospel of peace" the believer's spiritual "sneakers"). Now Paul does not speak of joy and peace in working, nor does he speak of joy and peace in loving. In Romans 8, for example, the apostle Paul talked frankly about tough times we could face (Ro 8:35, 36, 37, 38, 39). And our Lord in His last great discourse, when He declares His legacy of peace, closes with the triumphant note of joy. You notice that there is not a word in it about conduct. Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments. In the same way, as we live life, we get drained spiritually. . In the present passage may...fill is in the the optative mood which expresses a wish or prayer. (Romans Verse-by-Verse), Charles Hodge comments that in believing means to "fill you with that joy and concord among yourselves, as well as peace of conscience and peace towards God, which are the results of genuine faith. (See Hebrews 6:19, 20-note). It was the restoration of this joy for which David prayed (Ps 51:12). It deals with the springs of action in the individual life. Luke says of Stephen in Acts 6:5, that he was “a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit,” and he says of Barnabas in Acts 11:24 that he was “a good man full of the Holy Spirit and of faith,” The two go together. "In believing." God's purpose for us is fulness of joy: "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, rejoice," (Phil. —D. Romans 15: 13 ---- PAUL has been pressing on us how we should live as believers in Jesus. This gives us reason to examine some important issues in this concluding section. The Kingdom of Heaven is not meat and drink; it is righteousness and joy and peace. Character is a settled state of goodness which comes from the experience of Christ and His grace, and if our experiences are merely intermittent our goodness will be intermittent also. Eventually the car will need to be filled up again with gasoline. Paul desired God to fill his readers with all joy and peace (Ro 14:17-note). . (4) The harmonious glorification of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ by the whole body of the redeemed, as it is the most exalted fruit of the scheme of redemption, so it is the last end of God in it (Ro 15:5-7). "Abounding in hope" ideally should be the description of every follower of Christ. The joy and peace given by God to the believing saint would result in an overflow of hope. We then that are strong--on such points as have been discussed, the abolition of the Jewish distinction of meats and days under the Gospel. The apostle then concluded this section of his epistle, by again supplicating the throne of grace on their behalf, thereby evidencing his deep solicitude for them, and intimating that God alone could impart the grace necessary for obedience to the injunctions given them. —D. It is the duty of the Christian to be joyous and peaceful. (Expositor's Greek Testament), John Piper in discussing the name God of hope reminds us that "Everything starts with God. Now (de) marks a transition to a new subject, something distinguished in some way from the preceding. It must be given by God (Job 8:21; Ps 4:7; 36:8). It is founded on faith in Jesus, whose life on earth began as "good news of great joy for all people" (Lk 2:10). By causing our lives to be profoundly different from the hopeless world that surrounds us. It means to exceed a fixed number or measure and so to be more than enough. Surely we come at once to one of the deepest secrets of spiritual fulness of blessing, God's trust in us, God's hope concerning us as we yield ourselves unreservedly to His all-sufficient grace and power. (7) He seals up as it were all the former treatise with prayers, wishing all that to be given them by the Lord, that he had commanded them. His life illustrates the folly of living without God, which is described in Ecclesiastes 6:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Omnipotence is one of the characteristics of the divine essence. He blamed himself for his younger brother's death in a steamboat accident at age 20, and for the death of his only son, who died from diphtheria at 19 months. Paul again links the Holy Spirit with joy in his letter to the saints at Thessalonica - "You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit." Hence the apostle had reminded the Roman saints that God said, “Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people” (v. 10). What can I do?" These are experienced as believers trust in Him (cf. Whatever may or may not be its ultimate accomplishment, Paul was moved to make known to us that that prediction was even then receiving fulfillment. "Believe that ye have received, and ye shall have" (Mark 11:24). Having given His beloved Son for us and to us, “how shall he not with him also freely give us all things” (Rom. The power we need is found in a Person Who has been sent by the Father to bring fullness to our lives. But as we live our lives, we run empty as we expend our spiritual energy doing the work God has for us. The word power used by Jesus in Acts 1:8 is the Greek word dunamis. 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