But is now made manifest--The reference here is to that peculiar feature of the Gospel economy which Paul himself was specially employed to carry into practical effect and to unfold by his teaching--the introduction of the Gentile believers to an equality with their Jewish brethren, and the new, and, to the Jews, quite unexpected form which this gave to the whole Kingdom of God (compare Ephesians 3:1-10 , &c.). We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. f. Nereus: In A.D. 95 two distinguished Romans were condemned for being Christians. Romans 2:1-11:The Moral And Religious Myth; Romans 2:11-16: The Long Arm Of The Law; JOHN MACARTHUR. Look at the Book. The direction as to both is, first, to "mark" such, lest the evil should be done ere it was fully discovered; and next, to "avoid" them (compare 2 Thessalonians 3:6 2 Thessalonians 3:14 ), so as neither to bear any responsibility for their procedure, nor seem to give them the least countenance. Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned--"which ye learned." Romans 16:14-15 Ten believers. 22. which are of note among the apostles--Those who think the word "apostle" is used in a lax sense, in the Acts and Epistles, take this to mean "noted apostles" [CHRYSOSTOM, LUTHER, CALVIN, BENGEL, OLSHAUSEN, THOLUCK, ALFORD, JOWETT]; others, who are not clear that the word "apostle" is applied to any without the circle of the Twelve, save where the connection or some qualifying words show that the literal meaning of "one sent" is the thing intended, understand by the expression used here, "persons esteemed by the apostles" [BEZA, GROTIUS, DE WETTE, MEYER, FRITZSCHE, STUART, PHILIPPI, HODGE]. 12. 1. Description of the Gospel; The Apostle's Doxology. The overarching focus of Paul’s letter to Christian communities in Rome is the multifaceted nature of faith.1 Paul’s apostolic call to bring about the obedience of faith literally bookends the letter (1:5; 16:26). These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. This is a tremendous example. 14, 15. i. Commentary on Romans by John Calvin. Do not let the eye rest exclusively upon the front rank, but let us love all whom Christ loves; let us value all Christ’s servants. b. (5) "Has the everlasting God . (See 1 Peter 2:4 , 2 John 1:13 ). That is not your name, perhaps, but your character is the same as that of this unregenerate Roman, whose family knew the Lord. f. The God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly: Any church with the well-deserved reputation of the Romans, who stays on guard against both dividers and deceivers, will see God crush Satan under your feet shortly. COMMENTARY ON ROMANS 8:28-39. He was generous in paying compliments that were both sincere and wonderful. e. Be wise in what is good: This is the best defense against dividers and deceivers. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Amen." salute you in the Lord--So usually did the apostle dictate his epistles, that he calls the attention of the Galatians to the fact that to them he wrote with his own hand ( Galatians 6:11 ). Likewise the church that is in their house--The Christian assembly that statedly met there for worship. my kinsmen--or, "relatives." What different associations cluster around the names of ‘Priscilla and Aquila’ from those which are awakened by the words ‘Ananias and Sapphira’! Paul may be writing many of the servants who worked for Caesar who became Christians. c. Do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly: Dividers and deceivers never want to appear selfish. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Typically they perceive themselves as noble crusaders for a great cause. We see that God does the crushing, but Satan ends up under the feet of believers. Kevin / February 16, 2014 In the video below, Pastor John Piper recites two of the most glorious passages in all of Scripture (Romans 5:1-8 and Romans 8) from memory. To meet the views of the Jews, the apostle first refers to the example of Abraham, in whom the Jews gloried as their most renowned forefather... View the entire commentary. 11. Phoebe seems to be a female deacon in the church, either by formal recognition or through her general service. It is a man's name. It isn’t very strong. Greet one another with a holy kiss. CHAPTER 16. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ--"our Lord Christ" appears to be the true reading. d. Of the 24 names here, 13 also appear in inscriptions or documents connected with the Emperor’s palace in Rome. Click on the different category headings to find out more. b. Gaius, my host and the host of the whole church, greets you. It shows Paul’s way of casting about uplifting words to build up God’s people. i. Spurgeon on Priscilla and Aquila: “When two loving hearts pull together they accomplish wonders. These little peeps into the rudimental forms which Christian fellowship first took in the great cities, though too indistinct for more than conjecture, are singularly interesting. It is of far more use to know the good than it is to know the evil, to learn about the genuine rather than the counterfeit. It doesn’t refer to his election in Jesus. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. In that case they may have attracted the special esteem of those apostles who for some time resided chiefly at Jerusalem and its neighborhood; and our apostle, though he came late in contact with the other apostles, if he was aware of this fact, would have pleasure in alluding to it. That I may come unto you with--"in" joy by the will of God--( Acts 18:21, 1 Corinthians 4:19, 16:7, Hebrews 6:3, 4:15) But this Tertius would have the Romans to know that, far from being a mere scribe, his heart went out to them in Christian affection; and the apostle, by giving his salutation a place here, would show what sort of assistants he employed. Salute one another with an holy kiss--So 1 Corinthians 16:20 , 1 Thessalonians 5:26 , 1 Peter 5:14 . The ancient subscription at the end of this epistle--though of course of no authority--appears to be in this case quite correct. He received the promise through the righteousness of faith. Note those who cause divisions and offenses, offenses… contrary to the doctrine you have learned, iii. Paul wrote it during his stay in Corinth, probably about 57 *A.D.. 2. Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. Romans Commentary, Romans 16 and Conclusion. Very possibly they may have been among the first-fruits of Peter's labors, gained to Christ either on the day of Pentecost or on some of the succeeding days. Let the apostle's counsel on this head ( Romans 16:19 ) be taken as a study, especially by young Christians, whose character has yet to be formed, and whose permanent sphere in life is but partially fixed; and let them prayerfully set themselves to the combined exercise of both those qualities. What comes after this, where one would have expected the epistle to close, has its parallel in Philippians 4:20 , &c., and being in fact common in epistolary writings, is simply a mark of genuineness. c. Phoebe: This name is the feminine form of a title given to the pagan god Apollo, the title meaning “the bright one.” Christians, on their conversion, seemed to feel no need to change their names even if there was some pagan significance to their name. We must not wait until everyone is scattered or deceived until we are concerned with dividers and deceivers. i. Deceive the hearts of the simple: This shows that dividers and deceivers don’t affect everyone. Romans 16:1-27 . Drop at verse 28"There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. This the apostle calls here a mystery hitherto undisclosed, in what sense Romans 16:27 will show, but now fully unfolded; and his prayer for the Roman Christians, in the form of a doxology to Him who was able to do what he asked, is that they might be established in the truth of the Gospel, not only in its essential character, but specially in that feature of it which gave themselves, as Gentile believers, their whole standing among the people of God. Romans 2:1-16 Principles of God's Judgment - 4 Study Guides (click dropdown) 19. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Others, like Persis, labored much for the Lord. (See Joshua 10:24 , 2 Samuel 22:41 , Ezekiel 21:29 , Psalms 91:13 ). But he was careful not to upset anyone else’s work (Romans 15:20). Our apostle would seem to have been kept minutely informed as to the state of the church at Rome, both as to its membership and its varied activities, probably by Priscilla and Aquila. . 24. Paul also knows that this will be done according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ. We may request cookies to be set on your device. to stablish--confirm, or uphold you, according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ--that is, in conformity with the truths of that Gospel which I preach, and not I only, but all to whom has been committed "the preaching of Jesus Christ." It is better to be God’s dog than to be the devil’s darling.” (Spurgeon). To us it seems altogether likely that the conversion of Simon the Cyrenian dated from that memorable day when "passing [casually] by, as he came from the country" ( Mark 15:21 ), "they compelled him to bear the" Saviour's cross. according to the revelation of the which was kept secret since the world began--literally, "which hath been kept in silence during eternal ages.". b. Andronicus and Junia: These were apparently Jews (my kinsmen) and were imprisoned for the sake of the gospel (my fellow prisoners). a. Epaenetus: This man is of note because he was apparently among the very first converts of Achaia (where Corinth was and where Paul wrote the letter to the Romans). The custom prevailed among the Jews, and doubtless came from the East, where it still obtains. 18. Nothing more is known of this Quartus. Whatever differs from the sound doctrine of the Scriptures, opens a door to divisions and offences. and by good words and fair speeches deceive the simple--the unwary, the unsuspecting. i. I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. They use smooth words and flattering speech and always target the simple – usually those who are young in the faith. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly--The apostle encourages the Romans to persevere in resisting the wiles of the devil with the assurance that, as good soldiers of Jesus Christ, they are "shortly" to receive their discharge, and have the satisfaction of "putting their feet upon the neck" of that formidable enemy--symbol familiar, probably, in all languages to express not only the completeness of the defeat, but the abject humiliation of the conquered foe. who also were in Christ before me--The apostle writes as if he envied them this priority in the faith. Jesus rebukes a Pharisee because he did not give Jesus a kiss when He came into his house. Five believers are greeted by name in verse 14 and mention is made of the "brethren that are with them." Salem Media Group. This is essential to God’s purpose for the church. Amplified: … Amen! I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. Each of these must be guarded against. Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith; to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. From this we naturally conclude that when Mark wrote his Gospel, Alexander and Rufus must have been well known as Christians among those by whom he expected his Gospel to be first read; and, in all likelihood, this was that very "Rufus"; in which case our interest is deepened by what immediately follows about his mother. If, then, any, in joining the Christian church, desire place or position, honor or respect, the way to it is this – labor, and labor much.” (Spurgeon). If there is anything that the Book of Romans explains from beginning to end, it is the, ii. ii. Urbane--rather, "Urbanus." Interactive Bible study with John Piper. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, and Quartus, a brother. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. So early at least as the reign of Trajan, we learn from PLINY'S celebrated letter to that emperor--A.D. 110, or 111--that they existed in the Eastern churches. It has been rightly said that Romans 8 actually “provides the answers to the questions raised in Romans 7:13-25”.17A chart from the HCSB New Testament Commentary frames the context of this section of Scripture by illustrating the “consistency of tension in describing sanctification all the way through chapters 6 through 8 of Romans”18. Timothy, my fellow worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my countrymen, greet you. Then, what "necessity is laid upon" all the churches and every Christian, to send the Gospel "to every creature!" (a.d. 28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. my beloved in the Lord--an expression of dear Christian affection. c. To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever: In this conclusion Paul reflects on the wisdom of God’s plan in the gospel and the fact that such wisdom is beyond man. Nor is it to be denied, on the other hand, that, either from inaptitude or indisposition to judge with manly discrimination of character and of measures, many eminently simple, spiritual, devoted Christians, have throughout life exercised little or no influence on any section of society around them. Greet Herodion, my countryman. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus, approved in Christ… in the Lord… chosen in the Lord. 9, 10. This is possible, but Rufus was a common name – so it may have been someone else. To God, &c.--"To the only wise God through Jesus Christ, be"--literally, "to whom be"; that is, "to Him, I say, be the glory for ever. There we have a husband and a wife conspiring in hypocrisy, and here a wife and a husband united in sincere devotion.”, b. The fault, and sorrow, and weakness of the Church is a false diffidence, an anxious fear whether a … Once these have been noted (marked), they are to be avoided. In 1 Corinthians 16:15 it is said that "the household of Stephanas was the first-fruit of Achaia"; and though if Epænetus was one of that family, the two statements might be reconciled according to the received text, there is no need to resort to this supposition, as that text is in this instance without authority. Timotheus, my work-fellow--"my fellow labourer"; see Acts 16:1-5 . I commend unto you Phoebe our sister, which is a servant--or "deaconess" of the church which is at Cenchrea--The word is "Cenchreæ," the eastern part of Corinth ( Acts 18:18 ). ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. (21-24) Greetings from those in Corinth with Paul. Primary Menu. Notice the women mentioned in this chapter: Phoebe, Priscilla, Mary, Tryphena, Tryphosa, the mother of Rufus, and Julia. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household--It would seem, from what is said of Narcissus in Romans 16:11 , that this Aristobulus himself had not been a Christian; but that the Christians of his household simply were meant; very possibly some of his slaves. The good news Paul preached presented the God who chose to glorify Himself through the person and work of Jesus Christ, and who will glorify Himself that way forever. Salute Priscilla--The true reading here is "Prisca" (as in 2 Timothy 4:19 ), a contracted form of Priscilla, as "Silas" of "Silvanus." Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. Ye are the called - Ye Romans are all invited to believe in Christ Jesus, for the salvation of your souls; and to you, with the rest, my apostolical mission extends. Sweet compulsion, if what he thus beheld issued in his voluntarily taking up his own cross! Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” The following commentary is from John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. 2. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. This commentary was prepared for Kairos Publications in Buenos Aires. It seems that this practice was later abused. And, indeed, if to be "in Christ" be the most enviable human condition, the earlier the date of this blessed translation, the greater the grace of it. d. Servant is the same word translated deacon in other places. b. Yet they must remain diligent against the attacks of the dividers and the deceivers. “Ministry in the Spirit by a woman is different altogether from her taking over authority, or infringing upon the order of the assembly of God.” (Newell), c. Notice their work for the Lord: some, like Tryphena and Tryphosa, labored in the Lord. It would appear that he was one of only two persons whom Paul baptized with his own hand (compare 3 John 1:1 ). But at least it would seem to indicate that they were each a center of some few Christians who met at his house--it may be for further instruction, for prayer, for missionary purposes, or for some other Christian objects. Some suggest that this is the same person mentioned in Romans 16:8. d. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus: The fact that the household of Aristobulus is greeted but not Aristobulus himself made Spurgeon think that Aristobulus was not converted but many in his household were. Romans 1:1-7. Audiobook review: This is a phenomenal exposition of the book of Romans by Pastor John Piper. 4. It is a series of sermons each about 35-45 minutes long through Paul's letter to the Romans starting with Chapter 1 verse 1 and proceeding to the end of the book. i. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. and Jason--See Acts 17:5 . 6. The grace, &c.--a repetition of the benediction precisely as in Romans 16:20 , save that it is here invoked on them "all. 26. 5. Amen. Likewise greet the church that is in their house. If there is anything that the Book of Romans explains from beginning to end, it is the greatness and glory of this plan of God that Paul preached as a gospel – as good news. Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. h. Greet one another with a holy kiss: This might sound strange to us, but Luke 7:45 shows how common a greeting a kiss was. Romans 16:7-8. 13. Now I urge you, brethren: The tone here suggests how important this was to Paul; “It may well be that Paul took the pen and wrote these words himself… It is quite possible that Paul wrote these words, then passed the pen back to Tertius for a postscript. Of course, this will not ultimately happen until Satan is bound and cast into the bottomless pit (Revelation 20:1-3); but every victory God wins for us right now is a preview of that event. Erastus the chamberlain--"treasurer." (17-20) A word of warning regarding dividers and deceivers. The Lord sends a message of grace to your dear child, to your beloved wife, but not to you; for you have not given your heart to him.” (Spurgeon). You can check these in your browser security settings. The apostle adds his devout "Amen," which the reader--if he has followed him with the astonishment and delight of him who pens these words--will fervently echo. Paul’s great letter to the Romans ends with a doxology — a moment of praise. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. and Lucius--not Luke, for the fuller form of "Lucas" is not "Lucius" but "Lucanus." It is interesting to note at this point that Origen held the view that Andronicus and Junia were among the seventy-two sent out by Jesus in Luke 10. of the city--doubtless of Corinth. If there ever were women recognized as apostles – in the sense of being special emissaries of God, not in the sense of being of the twelve – this is the strongest Scriptural evidence. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. By Dr. Leighton Flowers. Questions and answers with John Piper. But if, as is more probable, the word be, as in our version, "Junia," the person meant was no doubt either the wife or the sister of Andronicus. 21. (3-5a) Greetings to Priscilla and Aquilla. At its outset, this is an ascription of glory to the power that could do all this; at its close it ascribes glory to the wisdom that planned and that presides over the gathering of a redeemed people out of all nations. Proud member Though the apostle here styles Him who is thus to bruise Satan, the God of peace," with special reference to the "divisions" ( Romans 16:17 ) by which the church at Rome was in danger of being disturbed, this sublime appellation of God has here a wider sense, pointing to the whole "purpose for which the Son of God was manifested, to destroy the works of the devil" ( 1 John 3:8 ); and indeed this assurance is but a reproduction of the first great promise, that the Seed of the woman should bruise the Serpent's head ( Genesis 3:15 ). Each house church probably had its own “pastor.”. In such matters, however, the state of society and the peculiarities of different places require to be studied. Greet--or "salute" Mary, who bestowed much labour on us--labor, no doubt, of a womanly kind. unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles--whose special apostle this dear couple had rescued from imminent danger. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. (25-27) Conclusion to the letter: praise to God. Note those who cause divisions and offenses: This has in mind both those who would divide God’s people (cause divisions) and those who would deceive God’s people (offenses… contrary to the doctrine you have learned). Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. Five of John Piper’s sermons in particular have been tremendously helpful to me, stimulating not only my mind but also my heart. How earnest, how endearing are these exhortations! In this case the apostle's desire seems to be that on receipt of his epistle, with its salutations, they should in this manner expressly testify their Christian affection. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. You can also change some of your preferences. 1. The husband was executed and the wife was banished. i. Daily devotional with John Piper. e. She has been a helper of many and of myself also: Paul gives Phoebe one of the best compliments anyone can give. Articles Sermons Topics Books Podcasts Filter Resources By ... Scripture: Romans 15:1–4. Romans 1:16-17. For your obedience--that is, tractableness is come abroad unto all. (4) As Christians are held up and carried through solely by divine power, working through the glorious Gospel, so to that power, and to the wisdom that brought that Gospel nigh to them, they should ascribe all the glory of their stability now, as they certainly will of their victory at last ( Romans 16:25-27 ). Salute Asyncritus, &c.--These have been thought to be the names of ten less notable Christians than those already named. This latter statement about Andronicus and Junia seems to throw some light on the preceding one. i. Of note among the apostles has the idea that Andronicus and Junia are apostles themselves (though not of the twelve), and notable among other apostles. Salute Herodion, my Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord--which implies that others in his house, including probably himself, were not Christians. The History of Caroline Evelyn; Cecilia: Or, Memoirs of an Heiress I, Tertius, who wrote this--"the" epistle--as the apostle's amanuensis, or penman. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 7. i. 23. According to the revelation of the mystery: Paul means this as the whole plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. Romans THE WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT Romans 8:16. They are already dealing with these situations well, and Paul is glad about it. Romans 2 Commentary; DAVID LEGGE. Salute my well beloved Epænetus, who is the first-fruits--that is, the first convert of Achaia unto Christ--The true reading here, as appears by the manuscripts, is, "the first-fruits of Asia unto Christ"--that is, Proconsular Asia (see Acts 16:6 ). Greet Mary, who labored much for us. Do not let us think of the distinguished Christians exclusively so as to forget the rank and file of the Lord’s army. and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for--in order to the obedience of faith--Lest they should think, from what he had just said, that God had brought in upon his people so vast a change on their condition without giving them any previous notice, the apostle here adds that, on the contrary, "the Scriptures of the prophets" contain all that he and other preachers of the Gospel had to declare on these topics, and indeed that the same "everlasting God," who "from eternal ages" had kept these things hid, had given "commandment" that they should now, according to the tenor of those prophetic Scriptures, be imparted to every nation for their believing acceptance. None of the names mentioned from Romans 16:5-15 are otherwise known. I commend unto you Phoebe our sister, which is a servant--or "deaconess" of the church which is at Cenchrea--The word is "Cenchreæ," the eastern part of Corinth ( Acts 18:18).That in the earliest churches there were deaconesses, to attend to the wants of the … Adam Clarke Commentary. Fanny Burney. 10. Five believers are mentioned in verse 15 as well as "all the saints who are with them." He would have the Romans therefore to join him in wrestling with God that this gift might be gratefully received, and prove a cement between the two parties. If truth be forsaken, unity and peace will not last long. We will list four … and Aquila my helpers--The wife is here named before the husband (as in Acts 18:18 , and Romans 16:26 , according to the true reading; also in 2 Timothy 4:19 ), probably as being the more prominent and helpful to the Church. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 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