On the other hand, the Christian is first of all a believer in God as revealed in Christ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/romans-15.html. It may be that the Lord is permitting this so that at some future time, if He tarries, He may make you a channel of comfort and blessing to some dear heart that nobody can touch but you. The condition of the enjoyment. 1. You can believe. as already there has been a representative gathering (v.7). His good-will towards us is so great as to be incomprehensible. Death can separate us from a great deal. Think of the picture of the Christless world! Faith rests upon the goodness and truth of Him who hath promised; and hope, raising itself upon faith so established, stands up and looks out to the future accomplishment of the promise. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". The divine Spirit is external to the human spirit, and works in external spheres, even when that divine Spirit has put itself into blessed union with the human spirit. When I can shift the responsibility off my shoulders on to another’s, my heart is lightened; and there comes a great calm. The quickening of souls to spiritual life. The joy and peace which He imparts rest on faith ( ἐν τῷ πιστεύειν). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. This hope is wrought in us by no less power and virtue than that of the Holy Ghost. Difficult labours? If we desire to abound in hope by the power of the Holy Ghost, we must with confidence pray to obtain His sacred influences and Divine teaching. (C. H. But no; you should expect the blessing as you believe, and because you believe. 1999-2014. that, &c. = unto (App-104.) — — —. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Because Christians are in Christ and have all spiritual blessings ( Ephesians 1:3), they anticipate the additional fulfillment of God's promises. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. your abounding. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/romans-15.html. This aspect of God's nature is also found in verse4 , but it is repeated here because of the promises made in verses10-12. Scripture: Romans 15:30. Now the God of peace - God, the author or promoter of peace and union. This prayer opens up the way to find joy, peace, and hope. This is through the power of the Holy Ghost. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". If we want these blessings, we must be in Christ. Take courage. ἐν τῷ πιστεύειν = in the active exercise of faith in GOD, that He will accomplish this promise. The encouragement is to point us to the source of joy and peace which is found in the hope we have in Christ. The Romans had a god of hope, but the temple was struck by lightning, and afterwards burned to the ground. For a time he droops his head despondently, but he is soon ready to make another start. I. . Do you remember our Lord once told us to be full of joy? In Romans 15:33, He is the God of peace who will "be with you all." 1765. To what end? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/romans-15.html. Christians can be joyful because of what God has already done for us and is doing for us. Romans 15:13 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all q joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Here, then, "hope" refers merely to the ground on which the apostle rested all his own expectations of anything whatever of a saving nature, and is not at all put in contrast with "faith." How charming is “the glory of God in the face of Christ.” His power, which was once so terrible, now becomes delightful. Since all that "makes life tolerable and society possible" is due to Christ's religion, it is but another step to say that it is only through that religion that there can by any possibility be any real joy and peace. God sometimes permits the use of titles descriptive of what He is in Himself, and sometimes of names denoting His relation to His creatures. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wnc/romans-15.html. Christian men may have a bad liver, or some trial, and then they get depressed. The work of the Holy Spirit was first introduced in Romans 5:5 as shedding abroad the love of God in our hearts in a passage where hope was prominent (Romans 5:2); was underlined in Romans 8:1-26, as He carries out His transforming work in our lives, and makes intercession for us, where again hope was prominent (Romans 8:23-24); was probably in mind in Romans 12:11 where He is the source of our fervency and zeal; is the source of the righteousness, and peace and joy which is a feature of the Kingly Rule of God in Romans 14:17, and is now here in Romans 15:13 the inspirer of our hope through His power. We cannot transform ourselves! All men desire to be happy; but very few obtain the happiness which they covet. How desirable this joy and peace are: they are filling. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/romans-15.html. What it leads to. Let me drop one more word. Such an abounding in hope, in the power of the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:8, Luke 4:14), is the end contemplated in Paul’s prayer that the God of hope would fill the Romans with all joy and peace in believing. 14. Faith is, indeed, the band which grasps the gift; but all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally, in such kind and in such proportion, as He will. The apostle would have us filled with peace--the true peace--the peace which was the Father’s token, the Son’s legacy, the Spirit’s seal and earnest unto the day of a complete redemption. Comes “through joy and peace in believing.”. 2. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". A sore fight, but he won it. “Fill you with all joy and peace” in painfully trying, to acquire certain qualities, and to do certain duties. The Holy Ghost the agent. "Complete Commentary on Romans 15:13". In all others there is always some part of the nature lacking its satisfaction. At least three of the apostle’s quotations call us to joy (verses 10-12). But in the text He is styled, God of hope; an appellation more significant than either of the other two, and more interesting to us as sinners. The Expositor's Greek Testament. Half of the heresy in the Church of God is not wilful error, but error which springs of not submitting the mind to the light of the Holy Ghost. When asked by the Jews in the Sixth of John, "What must we do that we may work the works of God?" "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". But He does not show mercy to penitents that they may continue in sin: "He that confesseth and forsaketh it shall find mercy." “joy and peace in believing.”. So as that a man has as much gladness and peace as he can hold. Romans 11:13-16; Romans 11:25 ff.) 2. 2. We expect sorrow and death. The agency which He employs for them. Others are naturally jovial and buoyant: but the joy in which we as believers are to abound does not in any wise flow from nature, but from the direct, inworking energy of the Holy Ghost. He is also "the God of hope." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-15.html. For the Christian, hope is not some wistful dreaming, it is faith and assurance that the God who is who he says he is will always be faithful and true to his nature. As Charles F. Deems used to say, "Believe your beliefs, and doubt your doubts; most people believe their doubts, and doubt their beliefs." Now, etc. NLT I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. 1. There are two more benedictions to Romans (15:33; 16:20) and a doxology (16:25-27). This is an amazing verse. Faith naturally tends to fill the soul with the most pleasant and delightful fulness, pleasure, and hope. The apostle could not more clearly designate his readers as former Gentiles, than he does by this connection. 1. And having the same Saviour, having the same salvation, having the same destination, having the same hope in Christ Jesus, then every believer ought to rejoice in having fellowship together in Christ Jesus that we might glorify God for His mercy. Thy word - there is God the object; on which thou hast caused me to hope - there is God the author of our hope, 1 Peter 1:3. This text is in itself a shield of protection. On our part, Faith is the instrument. Is not this what is meant when we read, ‘Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh’? What is laid out upon them is but little, compared with what is laid up for them; therefore the more hope they have the more joy and peace they have. Verily, they have failing hearts who seek for pleasure at other hands than those of the crucified One!—Albert Lee. Christ certainly did not have peace between himself and his enemies, but he always had the perfect tranquility that comes from abiding in God. Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit. You look at Him, and He will never disappoint you. I. Whence. David, when he had sinned, having lost his joy in God, utters this prayer: ‘Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy free Spirit: then will I teach transgressors Thy ways’ Psalm 51:12. Romans 15:5). ROMANS SUMMARY. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsc/romans-15.html. It reveals God’s unspeakable gift to make reconciliation for iniquities. ‘The best has yet to be’ is the true Christian thought in contemplating the future for myself, for my dear ones, for God’s Church, and for God’s universe. Religion has its pleasure; but it draws a necessary line somewhere. How the apostle closes his exhortation to brotherly concord and unity with a pithy and pathetic prayer; his example herein is instructive. “Such joy and such peace can come only from God.” The joy of pardon and cleansing is the faith that only God can pardon and cleanse. He knows exactly how much we can stand. The last words: the power of the Holy Spirit, point out to the reader once more, as in Romans 14:17, the true power which they ought to seek, in opposition to the factitious power by which one exalts himself so easily above others. To be cheerful is a duty you owe to your neighbour. Joy in God, peace of conscience, both arising from a sense of our justification; see Romans 5:1, Romans 5:2. Faith is the hand which takes the blessing at God’s hand. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/romans-15.html. (451). The "power" of the Holy Spirit was evident because the dead were raised ( Acts 9:39-40); people who were crippled from birth instantly walked ( Acts 3:1-8); the blind immediately received their sight ( Acts 9:17-18). The continuance of joy depends in some measure on bodily constitution; but the soul may enjoy peace under the greatest trials. The original power of all exercise of Christian grace—in power from the Holy Spirit; cf. 1. And so it is wise, in the highest regions, to have all our investments in one security; to have all our joy contingent upon one possession. fill you with all joy and peace in believing — the native truth of that faith which is the great theme of this epistle (compare Galatians 5:22). 1905-1909. Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. He is the great object of our hope. You cannot be healthy in soul and not be happy. But what then? Such hope as may be like an anchor to the soul, to keep it safe and steady in the midst of storms and tempests. (1) No Christian is at liberty to regard himself as an isolated disciple of the Lord Jesus, having to decide questions of duty and liberty solely with reference to himself. [1.] By prayer. Our belief is the condition of God’s bestowal, and that is no arbitrary condition. See before. This, however, like all other duties, is hard to fulfil. 2. 1. 1. The apostle leads us through the Scriptures to God Himself, who is personally to fill us with joy and peace; i.e., He is to become the great object of our joy. And so, lastly, the issue of this God-given joy and peace is hope. Sceptics and others say that they have joy—deep, solemn, self-respecting, abiding—in looking into the heavens and nature as mysteries, the delight coming from the endeavour to solve them. Romans 13 continues to describe what that Christlike sacrifice looks like. This manner of speaking expresses somewhat more than if Paul had called God the Author or the Giver of Hope. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". We then who are strong ought to bear … The Word cannot convert without the Spirit; and, as a rule, the Spirit does not convert without the Word. We have already seen that the character of God is calculated to raise our expectation of these future mercies. he was asked in his last moments, when he could no longer speak. 1. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". The soul, no longer weighed down under the burden of sin, by a holy necessity springs upward. It was because he felt the need of keeping up union with the Twelve, that after each of his missions he returned to Jerusalem, "lest," as he says himself, Galatians 2:2, "he had run in vain." But He is man, and has the requisite tenderness to deal with sinners. 1832. They who thus trust in Jesus Christ are they to whom, on condition of, and at the moment of their trust or faith, God gives this fulness of joy and peace. 14 onwards). BibliographySimeon, Charles. III. And the same faith brings joy and peace because it sets right our relations with other people, and with all externals. The apostle has recourse again to prayer, knowing that all his exhortations would be useless, without the grace of God accompanying them: and it is observable, that he prays for the same things mentioned in the above prophecies and promises, as joy, peace, and hope; for though God has promised ever so great things concerning his people, he will be inquired of by them to do them for them. He has--. But how infinitely more so is the peace “that passeth all understanding!” The great causes of all mental distress are--. This verse concludes the section dealing with the practice of God"s righteousness ( Romans 12:1 to Romans 15:13). Observe, (1.) Then they are also without hope. (2) Of this unselfishness CHRIST is the perfect Model of all Christians. He does this by giving joy and peace, which leads to overflowing hope! #2 “…fill you with all joy…” Our joy is from God. And so believing, we come to that root of all real gladness which is anything better than a crackling of thorns under a pot, and to that beginning of all true tranquillity. Wherefore, “He is able to save to the uttermost.”. And what a help to spiritual-mindedness? (Phi) We need more members of the Church to "abound in hope", more members that refuse to abandon hope in converting others, or the success of the local congregation, or the belief that people can change. Some try the plan of scrupulous observance of all religious ceremonies. 1. The great truth of the text is, that believing in Christ is the true ground for joy and peace. The fact that the happy condition described is sought by prayer is a plain evidence that the blessing comes from a Divine source. The God that the Gentiles could "hope" in also. 3. This peace cannot exist where sin reigns, and the conscience is not sprinkled as with the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. True joy and peace may be very satisfactory evidences, but their absence, during certain seasons, can often be accounted for on some other hypothesis than that of the absence of faith. On God’s part, the power of the Holy Ghost is promised, for the communication of His gracious gifts. God wishes us to be filled with happiness, that we may expect the more. What we have and what we expect to receive causes us to have "all" joy (chara). If a man has a hungry heart, for ever yearning after unattained and impossible blessings, then there is no rest there. And we may assure ourselves beyond a doubt, that, “No man too largely from his love can hope, If what he hopes he labours to secure.”. In Hebrews 13:20-21, He is the God of peace, "who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep," who will equip His people in every good work. Had God employed the greatest, the oldest, or the noblest spirit for this purpose, it would have been wonderful mercy; but He employs His Holy Spirit who is equal with Himself. ‘Joy and peace’ will come when the Christian heart closes with its trust, which is God in Christ. That ye may abound … - That your hope may be steadfast and strong. There are loving and gracious gifts that, as our Lord tells us, He makes to ‘fall on the unthankful and the evil.’ His rain is not like the summer showers that we sometimes see, that fall in one spot and leave another dry; nor like the destructive thunderstorms, that come down bringing ruin upon one cane-brake and leave the plants in the next standing upright. He will work all things out after the counsel of His own will and perfect in you and me that which pleases Him. It was necessary that Christ should be of some nation: He came unto the Jews to fulfil the prophecies concerning Him, and to establish the new covenant, for which the old was a preparation. In John 15:11, He said to His disciples in the upper room, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full"— full, full, full. We remember Chapter 5:2 (Romans 5:2): "We rejoice in hope of the glory of God"; and Chapter 12:12 (Romans 12:12): "rejoicing in hope"; and also that hope, along with faith and love, abides forever, for God will be opening up new treasures of grace to us through all the ages to come! What is this? πληρώσαι κ.τ.λ. The moral emptiness and desolation of the ancient world is evident to all eyes. Our only hope is found in Christ. This description of God (comp. "Living By Faith: Commentary on Romans". Now, it is of the utmost importance that it should be understood that health of soul and joyfulness are one and the same thing. Their are other kinds of religion and religious exercise than that of trust. We can also be peaceful as we realize what He is doing for us now and what He will do for us in the future. The God of hope makes His servants to abound in hope through His gracious Spirit by filling them with the joy of forgiveness, giving them His abiding presence, and strengthening the desire to "purify themselves, even as He is pure." Why does he mention joy before peace? Here is another prayer directed to God, as the God of hope; and it is, as the former (Romans 15:5, Romans 15:6), for spiritual blessings: these are the blest blessings, and to be first and chiefly prayed for. It does not mean that God is the subject of hope. It is not his sense of safety that makes him safe. Hope may be taken as including the other two, as it is upon the certainty of the Messianic promises that they all depend, just as it is through the constant energising power of the Holy Ghost that they are kept alive. "Commentary on Romans 15:13". How shall we live in the world so as not to be of it?—How shall we be business men, and society men, and political men, and yet at the same time remain true Christian men? God is the object of hope. BibliographyAlford, Henry. It is to trust in him. The God of hope is the God who inspires hope in and provides hope for His redeemed ones. Fill the contending parties with a fuller spiritual life, and the ground of their differences will begin to dwindle, and look very contemptible. 1. 141 f. χαρά and εἰρήνη (peace through concord), as Romans 14:17. ἐν τῷ πιστεύειν] in the believing, to which without χαρά and εἰρήνη the fruits would be wanting, and without which no χαρά and εἰρήνη could exist. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. These are to be increased, and then there follows the enlargement of hope. But they differ in this, that faith has to do with the present, but hope with the future; or faith brings the past and hope the future into the reality of the present moment. Now then the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost. Some have the notion that as soon as they are saved they shall never have to fight. Benson. Patience implies something to provoke, viz., sin. The God of hope (ο τεος της ελπιδος — ho theos tēs elpidos). He is God, and whatever God undertakes He is able to accomplish. It divides the triumphs of faith, and enters largely into the self-denials and labours of love. We may not only be somewhat comforted, but we may be full of joy, etc. 1. To him be dominion forever and ever.". In the former sense we apply such designations as”the God of mercy,” “the God of love,” “the God of truth.” Examples of the latter are “the God of peace,” “the God of patience,” “the God of all consolation.” In the text He is “the God of hope,” because--. 3. The former may be seen, this must be felt. And, I tell you, it's a great thing, when you've gone through the same experience someone is going through, to sit down and understand and comfort and encourage him and strengthen him and lead him to a place where the Lord will be glorified. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. ‘Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.’. His words shew us. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/romans-15.html. λ.). All other rights reserved. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. You may say, “I cannot be happy.” Very well, then you cannot be an ideal of true Christianity. And so, brethren, the joy and peace that come from faith will fill the heart which trusts. Because of the evident truthfulness of His character. Because He was sent of God on purpose to save. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/romans-15.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-15.html. 2. 1999. That He might "fill you with all joy." Everything was sacrificed to appetite, enjoyment, and play. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/romans-15.html. “It is only a little cold,” she says; “I shall soon be strong again.” “We are saved by hope,” says Paul, and there is a depth of meaning in his words. He was then on the eve of visiting Jerusalem with a pecuniary contribution for its Christian poor from the churches of Macedonia and Achaia, after which his purpose was to pay a visit to Rome on his way to Spain ( Romans 15:23-28 ). 1. For Hope had been one of their false divinities, whose temple, Livy mentions in the 21st book of his history, was struck with lightning, and, again in the 24th book, was burnt with fire.— χαρᾶς καὶ εἰρήνης, with joy and peace) We may look back to ch. They are hopeless because they are godless. Romans 15:14 to Romans 16:27.] How necessary the question, Are we “begotten again to a lively hope”? Hence verse 13, where the apostle attributes the power to be filled with joy and peace in believing, and to abound in hope, to the Holy Ghost. They may “rejoice evermore,” and without ceasing. Surely He that made my spirit can touch my spirit; surely He who filleth all things according to their capacity can Himself enter into and fill the spirit which is opened for Him by simple faith. that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost. 1. Spurgeon.). Trust God, and it cannot be misplaced, and the vessel can never be swept out of the centre of rest into the hurtling rage of the revolving storm around. Habitual trust in God for all needed good is the great means of increasing joy, peace, hope, and all the graces of the Spirit in the hearts of believers; and also of leading them to abound in every good word and work. 13 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. So wherever Jesus Christ Isaiah , the faithfulness of God guarantees that we will be there. If a man’s conscience and inclinations pull him two different ways, he is torn asunder as by wild horses. For lack of it a hundred evils beset modern Christianity. But this confession is altogether insufficient. BibliographyBurkitt, William. No real pleasure apart from religion.—Some say the world would be just as happy without Christ's religion as with it. M. Reuss experiences no less embarrassment in view of our passage. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. The richer the possession of present blessings (peace and joy) which the believer derives by the ever-renewed act of faith ( ἐν τῷ πιστεύειν, literally, by believing), the more does his soul rise to the lively view of future blessings, and according to the expression of the apostle, superabounds or overflows with hope. III. Lastly, note the hope which springs from this experience of joy and peace. It may mean also that they have not “received the Holy Ghost.” And when we remember this saintly apostle who writes of hope, yet has an enfeebled body, and nerves constantly taxed by toils and perils, we can conclude what the lack of despondent Christians most commonly is. … 2. "THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS" Chapter Fifteen OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER 1) To see further the importance of being considerate of weak brethren 2) To be impressed with the example of the churches in Macedonia and Achaia in their liberality toward the church in Jerusalem SUMMARY Paul continues his discussion … But to walk in the element of the Holy Spirit is to grow in that which is Divine. True, heavenly, spiritual joy is filling to the soul; it has a satisfaction in it, answerable to the soul's vast and just desires. Bibliography"Commentary on Romans 15:13". God who is the author of that hope which it was predicted men should exercise in the root and offspring of Jesse. The man whose legs are lithe, and who can run like a roe, is a true man physically, in so far as that is concerned; and the man who is maimed, and cannot do this, is physically so much less than a true man as he falls short of the possibility of it. Joy, peace, and hope all come from God, by the power of his Holy Spirit. 19, Luke 4:14 only; cf. The design of the enjoyment. As well may you try to calm the tempest with poetry or stay the hurricane with rhetoric as to bless a soul by mere learning and eloquence. Any minute now, Jesus is gonna come down from Heaven again and make some non-believers feel pretty darn foolish. But beware lest these things become a mere round of irksome duties; beware lest you forget that your human spirit is to come into contact with the Divine Spirit, and that out of the contact, out of the fellowship of the two there is to be born Christly love, Christly humility, and Christly zeal for the Truth. The samples Paul has been using really do come from the difficulty of uniting Jew and Gentile in Christ in the first century, as indeed much of the argument of Romans has addressed. 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