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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

Romans 12:21

Nov 25, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 25 November 2013

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

Paul finishes chapter 12 of Romans with this verse. When we allow ourselves to be overcome by evil, we are the ones who lose the battle. This is perfectly obvious when observing the actions of an instigator.… Read the rest

Romans 12:20

Nov 24, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

 

131124_at_the_airportSunday, 24 November 2013

Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
Romans 12:20

Paul begins this verse with “therefore” which is translated from the word alla – “on the contrary.” He has been speaking of not repaying evil with evil and not taking vengeance on others.… Read the rest