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Romans 13:8

Dec 3, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 13, Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

Although this verse is commonly used to express the concept of Christian love, this actually isn’t what Paul is first and foremost speaking of. Context… The past 7 verses have spoken of the Christian’s duties to the state – paying taxes, paying customs, showing fear towards those who bear the sword, and rendering honor to those whom honor are due.… Read the rest

Romans 13:7

Dec 2, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 13, Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 2 December 2013

Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. Romans 13:7

Verse 7 begins with “Render therefore…” and then it lists what we are to so render based on the discussion of the preceding 6 verses.… Read the rest

Romans 13:6

Dec 1, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 13, Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 1 December 2013

For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Romans 13:6

In the previous verse, one avenue concerning the change of governments was looked at. There are many ways in which governments change – coup d’etat, elections, overthrow by attacking enemies, etc.… Read the rest

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