But we can say that Jesus came in the likeness of sinful flesh because although He was human, He was not sinful in Himself. If you ever need a motivation to memorize Scripture , seeing Dr. Piper’s passion for God and His Word will hopefully drive you to feed your soul with the Word of God. For we are saved by hope: Hope contains the major part of our salvation within itself. But the law of the Spirit of life in Christ is stronger still, and the law of the Spirit frees us from the law of sin and death. The New Testament (Rom 8:5-8) The futility of trying to please God in the flesh. ... What Does It Mean to Fulfill the Law in Romans 8:3–4? b. For to be carnally minded is death: When our minds are set on the things of the flesh (carnally minded) we bring death into our lives. ©2013 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission i. It is there as an alien and detested force, and not there so as to have dominion over him. As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Poetical Books Daily Devotions with John Piper lets you experience the very best of Piper's teachings. Historical Books c. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: The flesh battles against God because it does not want to be crucified and surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom 8:16) The evidence we are children of God: the testimony of the Holy Spirit. It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. b. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. “The law is weak to us, because we are weak to it: the sun cannot give light to blind eye, not from any impotency in itself, but merely from the incapacity of the subject it shines upon.” (Poole). There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. He dwells in the heart by faith. Jesus was treated as a sinner so we can be treated as righteous. Dec 9, 2001. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. Christians are unavoidably out of step with this world. Scripture: Romans 9:30–10:4. Though he inevitably does, the Christian does not have to sin, because he is freed from sin’s dominion. D. The triumphant victory of the life in the Spirit. Sword: This word implies execution. God wants the Spirit to rule over our flesh. These are the sons of God: It is only fitting that the sons of God should be led by the Spirit of God. It is continued and progressive motion. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption: Living as a child of God means an intimate, joyful relationship with God, not like the bondage and fear demonstrated by the law. And (we pray!) ii. Every sin we commit and every cemetery we see proves it. The Gospels God’s children know who they are. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. 3. a. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. This makes us conquerors and more. View Romans . But why doesn’t that call ring out in the rest of the New Testament? Numbers . (Rom 8:33-39) The security of the believer in God’s love. -------------------- Minor Prophets 3. God has put this glory into the believer right now. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Using a language not strictly correct, by thelaw of the Spirit he designates the Spirit of God, who sprinkles our souls with the blood of Christ, not only to cleanse us from the stain of sin with respect to its guilt, but also to sanctify us that we may be really purified. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the … Historical Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point We certainly can be deceived into thinking that God is for us when He actually is not (as do cultists and those like them). It does not want to live out Galatians 5:24: those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. i. a. The Gospels Dennis Prutow. 2. John Piper explains the relationship between Romans 8:3 and Romans 8:4 reminding us that… The word “condemned” in Romans 8:3 recalls the words from Romans 8:1, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Pentateuch This is a confirmation of the former sentence; and that it may be understood, the meaning of the words must be noticed. Romans 8:1 tells us we are free from the guilt of sin. General Epistles Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? Study the bible online using commentary on Romans 8 and more! As far as God is concerned, it is all part of the same package of sonship, no matter how much our flesh may want to have the inheritance and the glory without the suffering. For example, Dr. John Piper, a notable Calvinistic Pastor, lists only two options for interpreting this verse: “Option #1: God foresaw our self-determined faith. -------------------- Pentateuch He works them for good together, not in isolation. But this chapter is more than just the answer to Romans 7; it ties together thoughts from the very beginning of the letter. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point 4. Scripture: Romans 8:3–4. But the law cannot give energy to our flesh; it can give us the standard, but it can’t give us the power to please God. Feb 21, 2001. Twelve Theses. We must, however, guard against a false spirituality and see that Paul means the flesh insofar as it is an instrument in our rebellion against God. The Spirit Himself bears witness to our spirit that we are children of God: Plainly put, Paul says that those who are God’s children, born again by the Spirit of God, know their status because the Holy Spirit testifies to our spirit that this is so. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Resources » Commentaries » Romans » Chapter 8 » exegesis. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, (Hebrew/Greek Search by English Definition), * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order', Search verses, phrases, and topics (e.g. (Rom 8:32) Evidence that God is for us: the gift of Jesus Christ. Since God the Father does not condemn Jesus, neither can the Father condemn those who are in Jesus. The law is fulfilled in us in regard to obedience, because Jesus’ righteousness stands for ours. The righteousness of Christ imputed, secures the soul, the better part, from death. The Old Testament -------------------- The New Testament Most all men say or think that God is for them – terrorists commit horrible crimes thinking that God is for them. Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. a. all that God is for you in Christ explodes with faith, and joy, and love. C. Life in the Spirit makes us able to understand and endure suffering. If all we had were the first few chapters of the Book of Romans, some might believe that God was against us. Romans 1-8 The Mighty and Merciful Message of Romans; Romans 8:1-8 How Believers Experienced the Spirit Before Pentecost; Romans 8:1-17 The Life of God in the Soul of Man; Romans 8:1 No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, Part 1; Romans 8:1-4 No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, Part 2 “Many sincere people are yet spiritually under John the Baptist’s ministry of repentance. a. (Rom 8:28-30) God’s help is an enduring promise; He has the ability to work all things for good and to see us through to glorification. You can’t acquit the head and condemn the hand. Our debt is to the Lord, not to the flesh. (Rom 8:17) The benefits and responsibilities of being God’s children. Adam Clarke Commentary. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, b. Please consider this request from John Piper and become a monthly partner by December 31. While it is true that those who are in Christ should not and do not consistently walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit, this is not a condition for their status of no condemnation. 28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, ... John Piper. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Their life is marked by obedience to the Holy Spirit, not by obedience to the flesh. You look at a Bible text on the screen. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Preaching Zeal That Accords with Knowledge. Poetical Books b. i. The New Testament Historical Books b. B. This is sometimes expressed by Christ being in them... and here by their being in Christ. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. How does one know that they have the Spirit? e. Nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord: Nothing which appears to be good or nothing which appears to be evil can separate us from the love of God. The law is fulfilled in us in regard to punishment, because any punishment demanded by the law was poured out upon Jesus. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Romans 8 is such a beautiful, wonderful passage of promise and hope. Please consider this request from John Piper and become a monthly partner by December 31. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Luke-Acts Him who subjected it in hope: Only God could subject creation in hope. d. What the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son: The law could not defeat sin; it could only detect sin. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you: Because the Holy Spirit is given to each believer when they are born again, every Christian has within themselves a principle higher and more powerful than the flesh. If we are declared “not guilty” by the highest Judge, who can bring an additional charge? d. The revealing of the sons of God: Certain groups with a “super-Christian” mentality take the idea of the revealing of the sons of God to say that all creation is waiting for their particular group of super-spiritual Christians to be revealed in an incredibly powerful fashion. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The fact that He chose me and began a good work in me proves that He’ll continue to perform it. It can guide us, teach us, and tell us about God’s character. Eagerly waiting for the adoption: We are waiting for our adoption. In heaven the glory will simply be revealed. The Old Testament Romans 8:24. God’s children are not immune from trials and suffering. Scripture: Romans 8:1–4 Topic: Justification. Read Romans 8 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). Johannine Writings John Piper writes, "Verse 1 is a declaration of no condemnation. We perhaps need to consider the flip side: If you are not in Jesus Christ, there is condemnation for you. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses: When we are weak, and do not know exactly how we should pray, God Himself (through the Holy Spirit) helps by making intercession for us. Johannine Writings Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. “It is no pleasant task to us to have to speak of this matter; but who are we that we should ask for pleasant tasks? i. Isaiah 11:6-9 describes this redemption of creation in that day: The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. ). i. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. -------------------- We could not say that Jesus came in the likeness of flesh, because He really was human, not just like a human. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh: The law can do many things. He adds that it is life-giving, (for the genitive case, after the manner of the Hebrew, is to be tak… i. d. More than conquerors: How is the Christian more than a conqueror? 3. It was hard to know what part to highlight on our read-through-the-Bible plan. We are children of God: We don’t have to wonder if we are really Christians or not. Our obligation: to live in the Spirit. b. Yet it cannot be denied that for those who are in Jesus Christ, God is for them! We receive this standing because Jesus bore the condemnation we deserved and our identity is now in Him. If God is for us, who can be against us? A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point They may be noble people who have good intentions. The mind is the strategic battleground where the flesh and the Spirit fight. We need the reminder because we are often deceived into thinking that the flesh offers us life. Prophets From all that was already laid down in the preceding chapters, but especially in the preceding verses, from Romans 8:28-30; inclusive.As if he had said: What comfort may we derive from these doctrines? 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