is not = there, but in a line with the other datives here: in point of hope, rejoicing. Choose a verse from 'Romans 12' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org The original could hardly be better translated; as the Greek term ( προσκαρτερέω, intentus sum rei) expresses the idea of perseverance and ardor in the prosecution of any object. That is why we need to walk step by step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25) with our hearts fixed on the goal, that is on the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). Romans 5:3-4). Be patient in your troubles. We see this in the life of Jesus. Romans 6:14-20 The dispensation of grace freeth us from the dominion. 12 Rejoice in [in the sphere of] hope, . ‘Rejoicing on account of hope, or in the joyful expectation of future good.' That we may not then be wearied, the best remedy is diligence in prayer. Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer. : cf.Colossians 4:2, Acts 1:14; Acts 2:42. It Slew Christ and We Have Died with Him. The for bears directly on this in order that. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1955), p. 204. в скорби См. James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. Having spoken of the upward look (fervent in the Spirit, serving the LORD), Paul now considers the forward look by which Christians remain steadfast in the face of the future, thus maintaining the stability and strength of the church. How many fear death and the future? Pray at all times. This will help us persevere in tribulation (cf. Barnes' Notes on the Bible. Hence these two things are closely connected together, that is, joy derived from hope, and patience in adversities. в молитве постоянны Ср. “Rejoicing in hope.” The vivid, brilliant and triumphant anticipations of heaven and glory, speedily entered and sweeping on forever, should constantly inspire us with a hopeful buoyancy, riding victoriously over every corroding care and lugubrious difficulty. Romans 5:3-5. 2:42; 1Фес. This is our ‘hope’, that one day we will be with Him (1 John 3:1-2). Chapter 12. Romans 12:12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer; "Rejoicing in hope"-"Hope in future blessedness should be a source of joy even in the midst of severe persecutions." 12. not trying to slip out from under, not trying to evade but, though pressed down by the heavy weight, remaining under it uncomplainingly, quietly, and bravely enduring it." Neither joy nor endurance is abiding without such constant prayer. At first sight they are three separate injunctions. The evidence of the Holy Spirit living in the Christian is: faith, hope, and love. Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. 12.Rejoicing in hope, etc. “Being patient in tribulation.” This word is from the Latin tribulum, a “flail,” setting forth the work of the devil to beat us over head and back with his cruel cudgel. Having spoken of the upward look (fervent in the Spirit, serving the LORD), Paul now considers the forward look by which Christians remain steadfast in the face of the future, thus maintaining the stability and strength of the church. But Paul not only stimulates us to prayer, but expressly requires perseverance; for we have a continual warfare, and new conflicts daily arise, to sustain which, even the strongest are not equal, unless they frequently gather new rigor. Мф. Romans 12:12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer; "Rejoicing in hope"-"Hope in future blessedness should be a source of joy even in the midst of severe persecutions." Мф. That we may not then be wearied, the best remedy is diligence in prayer. Romans 12:12. Let some whose lot has fallen in pleasant places rejoice; let others whose lot is dark suffer patiently; let still others devote themselves to continual prayer. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. The meaning is practically the same as in that passage, but the mental representation is not. And yet, how many Christians end up bitter and frustrated with life? Lived again. The 25th, 26th, and 27th verses Romans 16:25-27of this chapter evidently belong to another part of the epistle, and should come in, as they do in a vast majority of the best MSS., after Romans 14:23. The first command to Christians is to rejoice in hope. not trying to slip out from under, not trying to evade but, though pressed down by the heavy weight, remaining under it uncomplainingly, quietly, and bravely enduring it." This will help us persevere in tribulation (cf. The way ahead for God’s people will not be easy. : . They cannot help paying it a tribute of admiration, and finding it beautiful as well as good. This means that it was before dormant, Romans 7:8 but was now quickened into new life. However adverse their circumstances, hope, patience, and prayer are not only duties, but the richest sources of consolation and support. This clause follows, probably because the Christian’s joyous hope produces endurance in affliction. on StudyLight.org In this second triplet; it is more lively to retain the order and the verbs of the original: 'In hope, rejoicing; in tribulation, enduring; in prayer, persevering' Each of these exercises helps the other. We must never lose sight of our hope of things in the future that God has promised us. "Verses 9-10 give us the reason to believe verse 8." Three things are here connected together, and seem in a manner to belong to the clause “serving the time;” for the person who accommodates himself best to the time, and avails himself of the opportunity of actively renewing his course, is he who derives his joy from the hope of future life, and patiently bears tribulations. 25:21; 1Кор. Romans 5:3-5. When was the last time you saw a Christian rejoicing in their hope? Acts 1:14). with Christ unto sin, that we may lead a new life of. The way ahead for God’s people will not be easy. пояснение к 5:2; 8:19; ср. Romans 12:12. God uses His word to teach us how to live right and the three nuggets of wisdom in Romans 12:12 show us how to do just that . And it will enable us to face all that the future holds, as we recognise that tribulation counts for nothing in the light of our glorious future (Romans 8:17-18; Romans 8:23). This is our ‘hope’, that one day we will be with Him (1 John 3:1-2). Prayer is our great resource whenever we feel stress and strain (cf. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. Let your hope keep you joyful. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. Patient in tribulation.—This virtue was, of course, specially needed in the troublous times through which the Church was passing. Note the same progression from hope to perseverance to prayer in Romans 8:24-27. Romans 12:12 In the widest sense the injunction of the text lays upon us these things: (1) The habitual maintenance of a prayerful spirit; (2) the duty of embracing opportunities for prayer; (3) the duty of … (McGuiggan p. 369), "continuing steadfastly in prayer"-"Devoted to prayer" (NASV) (1 Thessalonians 5:17). That is why we need to walk step by step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25) with our hearts fixed on the goal, that is on the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). Romans 8:9-11 Christians have God’s Spirit to guide and assist them, Romans 8:12,13 by which if … Now he expounds the same truth didactically. Philippians 4:6-7). Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: Romans 5:3,4 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; … Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Prayer is our great resource whenever we feel stress and strain (cf. Romans 5:3-4). This clause follows, probably because the Christian’s joyous hope produces endurance in affliction. Recompense to no man evil for evil. This hope of salvation is the most effectual means of producing patience under present afflictions; for if we feel "that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us," it will not be difficult to bear them patiently. Intercourse with God, however, is necessary to the exercise of this and all other virtues, and therefore the apostle immediately adds, continuing instant in prayer. Choose a verse from 'Romans 2' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols. SUMMARY.--Death Releases from the Power of the Law. “Being patient in tribulation.” This word is from the Latin tribulum, a “flail,” setting forth the work of the devil to beat us over head and back with his cruel cudgel. 12. терпеливы (см. ). From heaven’s view, they are the supreme miracles of divine grace. [Note: See Dan R. Crawford, compiler, Giving Ourselves to Prayer.] How many constantly worry about their salvation? Compare Matthew 10:22. And it will enable us to face all that the future holds, as we recognise that tribulation counts for nothing in the light of our glorious future (Romans 8:17-18; Romans 8:23). bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere: -abide, endure, (take) patient(-ly), suffer, tarry behind. From heaven’s view, they are the supreme miracles of divine grace. Rejoicing in hope - That is, in the hope of eternal life and glory which the gospel produces; see the notes at Romans 5:2-3. 1 Corinthians 13:7. The three commands in this verse are key to the emotional and spiritual well-being of every Christian. The Deliverance Through Jesus Christ. spiritually minded. "patient"-5278. hupomeno {hoop-om-en"-o}; from 5259 and 3306; to stay under (behind), i.e. Intercourse with God, however, is necessary to the exercise of this and all other virtues, and therefore the apostle immediately adds, continuing instant in prayer. on StudyLight.org (Lenski p. 771), "The spirit which will not flee but which faces the trial and presses up under it. It should have high priority in our lives. “Continuing constant in prayer.” Though we can not always be in the meditation of prayer, yet we can incessantly be in the spirit of prayer, which is an impregnable fortification against all the assaults of the enemy. How many constantly worry about their salvation? ‘Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer,’. This Illustrated by Marriage. But as both these things are far above our strength, we must be instant in prayer, and continually call on God, that he may not suffer our hearts to faint and to be pressed down, or to be broken by adverse events. Romans 8:2. 3) Romans 12:12 Commentary and Conclusion. of the Holy Spirit living in the Christian is: faith, hope, and love. Non-retaliation. 2:8. For every thing necessary to a general knowledge of the epistle itself, see the preceding preface . : . By taking the time to understand its meaning, you will find a lot of wisdom for your everyday living . Romans 8:1-4 Under the gospel we are free from condemnation, walking. Here it is we who must continue steadfastly in prayer. What evils are we not to recompense? в молитве постоянны Ср. 12. Деян. вращении Христа и нашем искуплении (см. [Note: See Dan R. Crawford, compiler, Giving Ourselves to Prayer.] 2:8. 2:42; 1Фес. (Erdman p. 148) ( Luke 6:23; Romans 5:2) "Let hope keep you joyful" (NEB). Greek. : cf.Colossians 4:2, Acts 1:14; Acts 2:42. However this may be, (for it matters not much whether you regard them as connected or separated,) he first; forbids us to acquiesce in present blessings, and to ground our joy on earth and on earthly things, as though our happiness were based on them; and he bids us to raise our minds up to heaven, that we may possess solid and full joy. "dieth no more"-"Christ"s particular death occurs but once" (Hebrews 10:10). No man will indeed calmly and quietly submit to bear the cross, but he who has learnt to seek his happiness beyond this world, so as to mitigate and allay the bitterness of the cross with the consolation of hope. But We are Dead to the Law. of the Holy Spirit living in the Christian is: faith, hope, and love. 4:8). We see this in the life of Jesus. Note that in Romans 8:26, where the Godward side was being considered, it was the Spirit Whose intercession on our behalf in the face of tribulation was to prevail. Luke 18:1. There are no attributes of acceptable prayer more frequently presented in the Scriptures than those here referred to, viz., perseverance and fervor, which, from their nature, imply faith in the ability and willingness of God to grant us needed good, Acts 1:14; Acts 6:4; Ephesians 6:18, etc. ... Footnotes for Romans 12 1: Kenneth S. Wuest, Romans in the Greek New Testament (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. This hope of salvation is the most effectual means of producing patience under present afflictions; for if we feel "that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us," it will not be difficult to bear them patiently. вращении Христа и нашем искуплении (см. ‘Rejoicing on account of hope, or in the joyful expectation of future good.' The hope, i.e., the thing hoped for, is the ground rather than the object of the joy. rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, [Note: See Dan R. Crawford, compiler, Giving Ourselves to Prayer.]. However adverse their circumstances, hope, patience, and prayer are not only duties, but the richest sources of consolation and support. So, again, in the next verse, the “hospitality” of which the Apostle speaks is something more than the ordinary entertainment of friends. пояснение к 5:3. Romans 12:17. The apostle expresses his earnest desire for the salvation of the Jews, 1.Having a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge, they sought salvation by works, and not by faith in Christ, 2-4.The righteousness which is of the law described, 5.That which is by faith described also, 6-10.He that believes and calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved, 11-13. “Continuing constant in prayer.” Though we can not always be in the meditation of prayer, yet we can incessantly be in the spirit of prayer, which is an impregnable fortification against all the assaults of the enemy. "let your hope be a joy to you" (Mof). The in order that of Romans 6:4 becomes as it were the text of this development (Romans 6:5-11), of which Romans 6:5 contains the summary. "patient"-5278. hupomeno {hoop-om-en"-o}; from 5259 and 3306; to stay under (behind), i.e. Romans 12:12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer; "Rejoicing in hope"-"Hope in future blessedness should be a source of joy even in the midst of severe persecutions." Illustration of Romans 12:12 -- Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. might have been construed with the accusative ( ), but the absolute use of it, as here, is common (see Matthew 10:22, James 5:11, 1 Peter 2:20), and its employment in this instance enables the writer to conform the clause grammatically to the others. Titus 2:13. patient. Confidence in the future, 12:12a. From heaven’s view, they are the supreme miracles of divine grace. holiness unto God. 15:58; 2Тим. remain; figuratively, to undergo, i.e. пояснение к 5:2; 8:19; ср. hupomeno. Romans 7. HENRY ALFORD (1810-1871) The New Testament for English Readers Romans Commentary Recommended. So, again, in the next verse, the “hospitality” of which the Apostle speaks is something more than the ordinary entertainment of friends. If our "hope" of glory is so assured that it is a rejoicing hope, we shall find the spirit of 'endurance in tribulation' natural and easy; but since it is "prayer" which strengthens the faith that begets hope, and lifts it up into an assured and joyful expectancy, and since our patience in tribulation is fed by this, it will be seen that all depends on our 'perseverance in prayer.' Romans 12:3 • Romans 12:3 NIV • Romans 12:3 NLT • Romans 12:3 ESV • Romans 12:3 NASB • Romans 12:3 KJV • Romans 12:3 Commentaries • Romans 12:3 Bible Apps • Romans 12:3 Biblia Paralela • Romans 12:3 Chinese Bible • Romans 12:3 French Bible • Romans 12:3 German Bible Interlinear Bible Bible Hub From heaven’s view, they are the supreme miracles of divine grace. We should not just pray, but we should be devoted to prayer (cf. Romans 6:9 knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death no more hath dominion over him. continuing. When we find ourselves going to God less frequently in prayer, it means that we are becoming too self-sufficient and independent. 1 Corinthians 13:7. Relative Duties resumed (Romans 12:13-21). here the avoidance of the authoritative Imperative]. Be patient in your troubles. If I am supposed to "rejoice in hope", then I must be able to know if I am truly right with God-now. Both are necessary if we are to prevail, with our prayer being sustained by His. How many fear death and the future? When we find ourselves going to God less frequently in prayer, it means that we are becoming too self-sufficient and independent. And yet, how many Christians end up bitter and frustrated with life? Frequent attendance at prayer meetings is one indication of devotion to prayer. In tribulation, patient, i.e., steadfast as usually. Romans 12:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 12:2, NIV: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." While the Law Reveals Sin It is Holy. Pray at all times. Such displays of God's mercy as Jews and Gentiles have received should induce them to consecrate themselves to Him; and not be conformed to the world, 1,2.Christians are exhorted to think meanly of themselves, 3.And each to behave himself properly in the office which he has received from God, 4-8; Various important moral duties recommended, 9-18. These exhortations refer to nearly related duties: Christians are to be joyful, patient, and prayerful. The apostle now returns to the other class of duties, the enumeration of which had but for a moment been interrupted in order to inculcate the personal ones just specified. Patient in tribulation.—This virtue was, of course, specially needed in the troublous times through which the Church was passing. 5:17; 1Тим. The reference is to a state of things in which the Christian was liable to be persecuted and driven from city to city, and often compelled to seek for shelter with those who held the same faith as himself. We should not just pray, but we should be devoted to prayer (cf. Instant in prayer; habitual, fervent, persevering in the duty. But as both these things are far above our strength, we must be instant in prayer, and continually call on God, that he may not suffer our hearts to faint and to be pressed down, or to be broken by adverse events. в скорби См. Compare Romans 5:2. Relative Duties resumed (Romans 12:13-21). 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