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He does not say that the unrepentant sinner will live eternally in some sort of torment but that he will die. And this gift is through Jesus Christ our Lord. The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. At Athens especially fish. Sanhedrin, c. 2. sect. David, p. 17. 55. Crossway Books). In other words, we will be affected by the penalties of sin all the time. Eternal life - The same words which in Romans 6:22 are rendered "everlasting life." There is an interesting aspect to this when we consider the word "wages." None so blessed as he who has part in the mercy of God, and who lays hold on eternal life. No man can conceive a more dreadful doom than for himself to be treated forever just as he deserves to be. 4. Because the wages of sin is death, how could God extricate man from this dilemma? Find Romans 6:23 Sermon Illustrations, browse preaching ideas and sermon stories on Romans 6:23 Genesis 3:1-4 We may remark, therefore,(1) That the one will be as long as the other. He will not have the compassion of the universe in his favor. N.A.S.B. We therefore must consider ourselves "dead to sin, but Hence ὀψώνιον is primarily provision-money, and is used of supplies for an army, see 1 Corinthians 9:7. Today, it is common to receive wages every two weeks. Paul states that the effect of sin is death (Romans 6:23). We are sinners, and so we sinned against God, earning the just wrath of a holy God for our sin against him and his kingdom. John W. Ritenbaugh This reading is a continuation of Romans 6:1-11, where we discussed theological themes of sin and death in relation to Paulâs teachings on the sacrament of baptism and eschatology.1 Verses 12-23 orient readers toward living a new life because justification is probably the beginning of what we may call Christian life, which is followed by â¦ Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 6:12-23" God offers eternal life to those who are willing to meet His conditions. All grace is the gift of God, and is freely given, or otherwise it would not be grace; particularly the justifying righteousness of Christ is the gift of God; and the rather this may be meant here, since the apostle had been treating of it so largely before, and had so often, in the preceding chapter, called it the gift of righteousness, the free gift, and gift by grace, and justification by it, the justification of life, because it entitles to eternal life, as here: it may be said to issue in it; for between justification and glorification there is a sure and close connection; they that are justified by the righteousness of Christ, are certainly glorified, or enjoy eternal life; and though this may be principally intended here, yet is not to be understood to the exclusion of other gifts of grace, which have the same connection and issue: thus, for instance, faith is the gift of God, and not of a man's self, and he that has it, has eternal life, and shall, Or ever possess it; repentance is a free grace gift, it is a grant from the Lord, and it is unto life and salvation; and on whomsoever the grace of God is bestowed, so as to believe in Christ for righteousness, and truly repent of sin, these shall partake of eternal glory. These are the only acceptable payments. Hebrews 2:14-15 Actually, it is something that begins whenever we accept the blood of Jesus Christ. Mark : A wage is payment for work. For what does the Scripture say? 1 John 3:4 God is always giving because it is His nature, His way. Note, (1) As the most effectual refutation of the oft-repeated calumny, that the doctrine of Salvation by grace encourages to continue in sin, is the holy life of those who profess it, let such ever feel that the highest service they can render to that Grace which is all their hope, is to "yield themselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and their members instruments of righteousness unto God" (Ro 6:12, 13). Luke : It may be observed, that there is a just proportion between sin, and the wages of it, yet there is none between eternal life, and the obedience of men; and therefore though the apostle had been pressing so much obedience to God, and to righteousness, he does not make eternal life to be the fruit and effect of obedience, but of the gift of the grace of God. Amen!" By so doing they will "put to silence the ignorance of foolish men," secure their own peace, carry out the end of their calling, and give substantial glory to Him that loved them. He is setting this before us in a figure; and it â¦ Amen!" 1 John 5:16-17 44. Does that also mean that we â¦ Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 6:12-23" (3) if the sinner is lost, he will deserve to die. We have been freed from sin. Proverbs 13:6 Further, as the sin here spoken of is that which men commit personally, and which they continue in, the death which is the wages of this kind of sin must be death eternal. Since a wage is something that we earn and the wages of sin is death, the apostle—and therefore God—is telling us is that we will receive these wages—the penalty of sin—not just at the end of our lives. Ecclesiastes 9:11 55. Leviticus : âFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lordâ (Romans 6:23, ESV). He will have no one to take his part against God. Benson CommentaryRomans 6:23. Genesis 2:7 And as the one is the conscious sense of the hopeless loss of all blissful existence, so the other is the conscious possession and enjoyment of all that constitutes a rational creature's highest "life" for evermore (Ro 6:23). Greeting 1:1-7. v1 From Paul. Matthew 6:9-13 I.S.V. It is observable, that although in Scripture the expression, eternal life, is often to be met with, we nowhere find eternal joined with death. Wages; the word properly signifies victuals. God could see—in His wisdom He knew—that man would sin. (Schleusner); and thence, it means the pay of the Roman soldier, because formerly it was the custom to pay the soldier in these things. Matthew 13:45-46 If God is speaking to you about any area of your life, obey him now. 3d, The revelation of the righteousness of God in Christ, through the gospel, Romans 3:21. All grace is the gift of God, and is freely given, or otherwise it would not be grace; particularly the justifying righteousness of Christ is the gift of God; and the rather this may be meant here, since the apostle had been treating of it so largely before, and had so often, in the preceding chapter, called it the gift of righteousness, the free gift, and gift by grace, and justification by it, the justification of life, because it entitles to eternal life, as here: it may be said to issue in it; for between justification and glorification there is a sure and close connection; they that are justified by the righteousness of Christ, are certainly glorified, or enjoy eternal life; and though this may be principally intended here, yet is not to be understood to the exclusion of other gifts of grace, which have the same connection and issue: thus, for instance, faith is the gift of God, and not of a man's self, and he that has it, has eternal life, and shall, Or ever possess it; repentance is a free grace gift, it is a grant from the Lord, and it is unto life and salvation; and on whomsoever the grace of God is bestowed, so as to believe in Christ for righteousness, and truly repent of sin, these shall partake of eternal glory. The apostle is careful to distinguish, and to specify thai this is not what man deserves, but what is gratuitously conferred on him; Note, Romans 6:15. We need to expand our thinking in regard to Passover because the solution to God's "predicament" regarding human sin begins immediately upon our acceptance of the blood of Jesus Christ. (De 30:19). (3) if the sinner is lost, he will deserve to die. It is something given. Without law, there would have been no sin, and thus no death. But,(2) This is the wages of sin, because, like the pay of the soldier, it is just what was threatened, Ezekiel 18:4, "The soul that sinneth, it shall die." Second, another, an innocent One on whom death has no claim because He never sinned, must pay that wage in our stead, substituting His death for ours. It is so huge and serious that an already sin-defiled person cannot pay it off. It is a wonderful concept. Death, then, is what we "earn" as a result of committing sin. He was especially noted for his commitment to non-violent ways, his self-discipline and denial, as well as his championing of the underclass within the caste system. "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." Ecclesiastes 7:1-4 (1) That the one will be as long as the other. Vid. He will suffer as the culprit pines in the dungeon, or as the murderer dies on the gibbet, because this is the proper reward of sin. 37. fol. Midrash Kohelet, fol. The Awesome Cost of Salvation. Though some think that we already have an immortal soul, the Bible makes it plain that the only way we can receive eternal life is to receive it as God's gift. 2 Corinthians 3:7 Leviticus : Cancel. No man can conceive a more dreadful doom than for himself to be treated forever just as he deserves to be. But. Basic Doctrines: Salvation. Not a sinner will die who ought not to die. So the word is interpreted in the Glossary, , "soldiers' wages"; and so it is used by the Jewish writers, being adopted into their language; of a king, they say (a), that he should not multiply to himself gold and silver more than to pay which they (b) interpret by , "the hire of armies", or the wages of soldiers for a whole year, who go in and out with him all the year; so that it denotes wages due, and paid after a campaign is ended, and service is over; and, as here used, suggests, that when men have been all their days in the service of sin, and have fought under the banners of it, the wages they will earn, and the reward that will be given them, will be death: and it is frequently observed by the Jewish doctors (c), that , "there is no death without sin": sin is the cause of death, and death the fruit and effect of sin: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. He will suffer just as much, and just as long, as he ought to suffer. And as the one is the conscious sense of the hopeless loss of all blissful existence, so the other is the conscious possession and enjoyment of all that constitutes a rational creature's highest "life" for evermore (Ro 6:23). Leviticus 26:25 4. John W. Ritenbaugh NIV: New International Version . Revelation 20:10 Grace reigns in the bestowal of it in every case, and that "in Jesus Christ our Lord," as the righteous Channel of it. He also shows that both sin and death have been a factor in human existence since the start (Romans 5:12-14). The Bereans "received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11). Now therefore compare the office of both these services together, and you shall easily see which master is best to serve and obey; the wages that sin will pay you, in the end is death; but the reward that God will freely bestow upon you (if you be his servants) is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Sermon Bible Commentary. 4. Sinners are but ploughing iniquity, sowing vanity, and reaping the same. Romans 6:23 Not a single person would be alive if God responded to sin as carnal man wants to respond to sins that directly affect him. As the laborer is worthy of his hire, and feels it to be his due—his own of right—so is death the due of sin, the wages the sinner has well wrought for, his own. Exodus 20:8-11 The chapter concludes with a triumphant summation shrouded by a solemn warning (Romans 6:23). 70. Do you believe in the doctrines in Hebrews 6:1-2? “The apostle does not call everlasting life οψωνια, the wages which God gives to his servants, because they do not merit it by their services, as the slaves of sin merit death by theirs: but he calls it a free gift, or gift of grace; or, as Estius would render the expression, a donative; because, being freely bestowed, it may be compared to the donatives which the Roman generals, of their own good- will, bestowed on their soldiers as a mark of their favour.” We may now see the apostle’s method thus far: — 1st, Bondage to sin, Romans 3:9. This should give us a better understanding of this verse. We find both aspects applied to practical Christian life in Romans. (2) The fundamental principle of Gospel obedience is as original as it is divinely rational; that "we are set free from the law in order to keep it, and are brought graciously under servitude to the law in order to be free" (Ro 6:14, 15, 18). The phrase is opposed to death; and proves incontestably that that means eternal death. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. No man is so foolish and so wicked as he who is willing to reap the proper wages of sin. Basic Doctrines: The Fate of the Wicked. Romans 3:25 Galatians : So long as we know no principle of obedience but the terrors of the law, which condemns all the breakers of it, and knows nothing whatever of grace, either to pardon the guilty or to purify the stained, we are shut up under a moral impossibility of genuine and acceptable obedience: whereas when Grace lifts us out of this state, and through union to a righteous Surety, brings us into a state of conscious reconciliation, and loving surrender of heart to a God of salvation, we immediately feel the glorious liberty to be holy, and the assurance that "Sin shall not have dominion over us" is as sweet to our renewed tastes and aspirations as the ground of it is felt to be firm, "because we are not under the Law, but under Grace." A.F.V If the fruit is unto holiness, if there is an active principle of true and growing grace, the end will be everlasting life; a very happy end! He will suffer just as much, and just as long, as he ought to suffer. Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death was passed on to all men, because all sinned. For the wages of sin is death — “The word οψωνια, rendered wages, properly signifies the food and pay which generals give to their soldiers for their service. All their salvation will be ascribed to him; and they will celebrate his mercy and grace forever. The gift of God is eternal life; he doth not say that eternal life is the wages of righteousness, but that it is the gracious or free gift of God. (5) To stimulate this holy rivalry, let us often "look back to the rock whence we were hewn, the hole of the pit whence we were digged," in search of the enduring advantages and permanent satisfactions which the service of Sin yielded; and when we find to our "shame" only gall and wormwood, let us follow a godless life to its proper "end," until, finding ourselves in the territories of "death," we are fain to hasten back to survey the service of Righteousness, that new Master of all believers, and find Him leading us sweetly into abiding "holiness," and landing us at length in "everlasting life" (Ro 6:20-22). NASB E-Prime Romans 5:21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Iniquity, sowing vanity, and is still the certain effect of it Four.... Serious that an already sin-defiled person can not pay it off this substitute his. 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