Do mind the things of the flesh; devote themselves to fleshly objects. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Which of the two objects do we savour? BibliographyWesley, John. Updated: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:18 By admin. Wider in meaning than walk, which expresses the manifestation of the condition expressed by are. Philippians 3:19, "who mind [ fronountes (Greek #5426)] earthly things," and Matthew 16:23 (Gr.) BibliographyBarnes, Albert. They that are after the Spirit; they in whom the Holy Spirit habitually dwells, making them spiritual in their character. 1999. BibliographyTrapp, John. Even in the things which have respect to religion, a carnal man will still feel no higher principle than self: self-seeking, self-pleasing, self-righteousness, and self-dependence, will be found at the root of all that he does in waiting upon God. 1863-1878. The idea evidently is, that the objects of attention, desire, and pursuit, to the carnal, are corrupt and worldly; while to the spiritual, they are the things which the Spirit proposes and approves. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Commentary on Romans 5:12-14 (Read Romans 5:12-14) The design of what follows is plain. p. 646) To direct the mind to something, and so to seek or strive for (Matthew 16:23; Philippians 3:19; Colossians 3:2). Read Introduction to Romans . Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:14-17 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 8:14-17. (Whiteside p. 171) "People who are controlled by the physical think of what is physical" (Gspd) To think, to put the mind on (Robertson p. 373) Their moral interest, their thought and study (Gr. .—Those who not only walk (direct their conduct) according to the promptings of the flesh, but who are in themselves and in the whole bent of their dispositions the slaves of these promptings. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. 2 For the law of the Spirit[a] of life in Christ Jesus has set you[b] free from the law of sin and of death. The former is earthly minded, and lives for this world; the latter is spiritually minded, and lives for the world to come. to which does our taste lead us? ", "kingdom of God which is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. This verse is for the purpose of illustration, and is designed to show that the tendency of religion is to produce as entire a devotedness to the service of God as people had before rendered to sin; that is, that they Would be fully engaged in that to which they had devoted themselves. Things of the flesh are not merely sensual things, but all things which do not belong to the category of the things of the Spirit. The Expositor's Greek Testament. Romans 5:20-21 Commentary. Romans 14:12. by Grant | May 19, 2014 | Romans | 0 comments. 'The bent of the thoughts, affections, and pursuits (as Hodge says) is the only decisive test of character.'. m Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? b. Romans 8:5. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. That are cording to the flesh. Add to cart. He uses diligently, too, the means of spiritual advancement; and takes for his friends and associates those who will help him forward in his heavenly way. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 6 For to set u the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Like last week’s reading from Romans 6:12-23, this week’s lesson from Romans 7: 15-25a features Paul’s teaching on the tension and struggle between life in the Spirit and life in the flesh. calls the spirit of God, as being one and the same, dwell in you, and direct you, the body indeed is dead because of sin; that is, is mortal, and liable to death, the consequence of Adam's sin; but the spirit and the soul liveth by the life of grace, by reason of justification: that is, because she hath been justified and sanctified by the merits of Christ. Galatians. Romans 8:5. To ". At first, indeed, Paul does not define the distinction so very precisely; but yet we shall see as we proceed, that his object is to afford good hope to the faithful, though they are bound to their flesh; only let them not give loose reins to its lusts, but give themselves up to be guided by the Holy Spirit. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. For they that are after the flesh - And here is the great distinction between Jews and genuine Christians: the former are after the flesh - are under the power of the carnal, rebellious principle; and consequently mind, προνουσιν, relish, the things of the flesh - the things which appertain merely to the present life; having no relish for spiritual and eternal things. Romans 5. 5. 6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. Rep. p. 505 B 1 Maccabees 10:20. they savour, affect, and take delight in them. 1832. τὰ τῆς σαρκὸς φρονοῦσιν. "Spirit" seems from the context to refer to the Holy Spirit rather than to the regenerated spirit of man. Here Paul began to elaborate the difference between "flesh" and "Spirit." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/romans-8.html. Romans 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, … The same idea as in Romans 8:4, but under a slightly different aspect: walking according to the flesh pointing to the outward life; being according to the flesh, to the carnal state. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". One ends up committing sin for the very reason that their "heart/mind" is not in the right place. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/romans-8.html. The flashing red neon sign outside our windows illuminated our room all through the ni… Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Our room had no private bath; the bathroom down the hall had saloon-type doors one could see over and under. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/romans-8.html. Romans 8:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 8:14, NIV: "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God." Used by Permission. 8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God, they, etc. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. For they that are after the flesh - They that are under the influence of the corrupt and sinful desires of the flesh; Galatians 5:19-21. It includes all the earthly and corrupt passions, appetites, and desires which rule in the natural heart. Justification is limited to the holy, for to live after the flesh is death. Romans 8:38-39. Even in his earthly engagements he bears in mind his great object, and endeavours to make even temporal pursuits subservient to his attainment of it. The things of the Spirit - Those things which the Spirit produces, or which he effects in the mind, Galatians 5:21-23. By implication, since it is the opposite of the mindset of the flesh, the mindset of those who are according to the Spirit is friendly toward God, subject to His law, an… In Romans 6, Paul summons believers to be what they have become, children of God; yet in Romans 7, he introduces a tension … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 7:15-25a" "— Romans 8:5. For the mi.. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/romans-8.html. Read the Scripture: Romans 14:1-12 As this passage indicates, this has been a major problem in the church for centuries. τὰ τῆς ς. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". One spirit will rule. The Blue Letter Bible is a great commentary resource. 1896. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". EXEGESIS: ROMANS 8:1-11. Note the use of the third person, continued until Romans 8:9, in order to facilitate the comparison between those who are after the flesh and those who are after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh — that is, under the influence of the fleshly principle. Look at this mark as a touchstone of divine life; for to be spiritually-minded a man must be spiritual, and to be spiritual he must have received the Spirit and been made a partaker of that "kingdom of God which is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit" ( Romans 14:17). the things of the Spirit; the graces of the Spirit; spiritual blessings; the doctrines of the Gospel; spiritual sacrifices and services: these have some understanding of, can discern the difference between them and carnal things, judge and approve of them as right; have a great esteem and affection for them, and taste a sweetness in them. We get just what we live for. Click chart to enlarge Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Romans Overview Chart - Charles Swindoll Source: Dr David Cooper Click to Enlarge. What does "makes her commit adultery" mean? And this, which in these apostolic times distinguished between the carnal Jew and the spiritual believer in Christ, is the grand mark of distinction between the nominal and the real Christian now. For they, etc. 1871-8. Romans 7. II. In such a definition appears the true reason why the flesh is called "sinful." do mind — give their attention to (Philemon 3:19). Gospel. American Tract Society. ], The spiritual man, on the other hand, will follow spiritual things—, [There is in him, as we have said, a principle infused into his soul by the Spirit of God, and operating to the production of a new and spiritual life. Man is a three-story building, consisting of body, mind and spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those … BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/romans-8.html. BibliographyPhilpot, Joseph Charles. BibliographyHodge, Charles. The idea evidently is, that the objects of attention, desire, and pursuit, to the carnal, are corrupt and worldly; while to the spiritual, they are the things which the Spirit proposes and approves. Romans 6. (James 1:14), "after the Spirit"-i.e. Observe here, 1. 1974. It is to exalt our views respecting the blessings Christ has procured for us, by comparing them with the evil which followed upon the fall of our first father; and by showing that these blessings not only extend to the removal of these evils, but far beyond. This would cancel the promise. In comparison of this, nothing under heaven will be of any value. He will conform to religion so far as his temporal interests will admit of it: but where the two come seriously in competition with each other, the world will have a decided preponderance in its favour. How vastly different are the sentence of the word and the sentiment of the world, concerning the sufferings of this present time! Romans 3. "The flesh" is to be taken here, as in Galatians 5:19-21, and often elsewhere, in a wide sense. For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". When at the throne of grace, favored with liberty of spirit and access to your heavenly Friend, have you never felt the peace of God to drop into your heart, and like oil upon the waves, to allay every rising of rebellion within? "For those who are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but those who are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". To "be according to the flesh" ( Romans 8:5) means to allow the human nature to dominate one"s life. What he allows to religion, he rather concedes from necessity, than claims as its unquestionable due. The phrase “who mind” is not confined to the exercise of the intellect, but includes the affections; in fact it includes all those lesser motives, thoughts, and desires which are involved in carrying out any great principle of action—whether it be selfish and “carnal” or spiritual. Romans 8:15 NIV The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. 5. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". Romans 15. The Greek from which this verse comes, according to Wuest, may be translated literally thus: Wuest also noted that the word "mind" carries with it the thought of "deliberately setting the mind upon a certain thing." First Reading. On the other hand, the mindset of those who are according to the Spirit is “the things of the Spirit” (8:5). Other following references to "spirit" (Gr. Colossians. Romans 14. Verse 12 appeals to the necessity of judging ourselves now in the light of the fact that God will review our case at the judgment seat. Those that are after the flesh, and them that are after the Spirit. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/romans-8.html. For the who are according to the flesh. Romans 6:11 Commentary. Have you never in the house of prayer had your heart and affections drawn up to the things of God; and as you sat and heard Christ, his Person and work, his grace and glory set forth, faith was drawn out to believe, hope to cast forth its anchor, and love and affection to flow, so that you experienced a spirituality of mind, a heavenly calm, and a holy peace that touched every spring of your soul, and watered it as the river that went out of Eden to water the garden? "Commentary on Romans 8:5". As he had proved that union with Christ was necessary to justification, he here shows that its certain consequence is also sanctification; while they who do not enjoy this union are still under the dominion of sin. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". p. 72. Division Six The Epistles of the Apostle Paul 1909-1922. "Commentary on Romans 8:5". "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. See note on Matthew 16:23; note on Romans 12:16. He introduces this difference between the flesh and the Spirit, not only to confirm, by an argument derived from what is of an opposite character, what he has before mentioned, â that the grace of Christ belongs to none but to those who, having been regenerated by the Spirit, strive after purity; but also to relieve the faithful with a seasonable consolation, lest being conscious of many infirmities, they should despair: for as he had exempted none from the curse, but those who lead a spiritual life, he might seem to cut off from all mortals the hope of salvation; for who in this world can be found adorned with so much angelic purity so as to be wholly freed from the flesh? LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD—CHILDREN OF GOD. Romans 8:1 tells us we are free from the guilt of sin. Commentary on John 14:8-17 [25-27] Believe, believe, believe. Verse 15 The result of law is punishment, because people do not obey the law. when we are true, ruling the mind through the spirit, the body through the mind and our life through the body Satan reverses the divine order in the human spirit down in the mud then the mind, and finally the body, i. e. the hog element of our nature, on top. Once the stubborn soul of man, the inner man himself, as distinguished from the flesh, has become reconciled to God through faith and obedience to the gospel of Christ, and has received the Holy Spirit of promise, such a person is then endowed with a whole new set of values. We should be growing continually in a deadness to the world, and in a superiority to every thing here below. For (explanation of the last) those who live according to the flesh ( ὄντες not quite = περιπατοῦντες, but nearly:—the latter is the evidence of the former, and a consequence of it: οἱ κατὰ σάρκα ὄντες = οἱ σάρκινοι) mind (‘think of,’ ‘care for, and strive after,’ see reff.) 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