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Romans 13:5

Nov 30, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans 13, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. Romans 13:5

“Therefore” is given to sum up the what has been stated in verses 1-4. It should be noted that the term “God” is used six times in chapter 13 and all six are in connection with the concept of the rule of human government.… Read the rest

Romans 13:4

Nov 29, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 13, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 29 November 2013

For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Romans 13:4

Verse 4 starts with “for” to show the continued explanation of the previous verses.… Read the rest

Romans 13:3

Nov 28, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 13, Writings  //  No Comments

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For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.  Romans 13:3

Paul’s explanation of verse 1 continues here in verse 3. He makes a general proclamation concerning the state of rulers.… Read the rest

Romans 13:2

Nov 27, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 13, Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. Romans 13:2

This verse begins with “therefore” as an introduction to the consequences of disobeying the prescription of the previous verse where all people are to “be subject to the governing authorities.” When we fail in this regard, we can only expect the governing authorities to respond with the force they bear against malefactors.… Read the rest

Romans 13:1

Nov 26, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 13, Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Romans 13:1

Paul now begins a new chapter and a new direction of thought. His statement in verse 1 is clear and concise.… Read the rest