Romans 13: Put on the Lord Jesus Christ; Make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts

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Romans 13
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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.
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Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.
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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.
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For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
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Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake.
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For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing.
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Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.
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Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
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For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
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Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
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And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
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The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
13
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
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But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

Romans 13:1-7

2. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities

Romans 13:1-7
1
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.
2
Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.
3
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.
4
For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
5
Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake.
6
For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing.
7
Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

  1. Why must we be in subjection to governing authorities?
    • Romans 13:1
      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.
  2. When we resist authority, who are we really resisting?
    • Romans 13:2
      Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.
  3. Why do we not need to fear rulers?
    • Romans 13:3
      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.
  4. Why had God established governing authorities?
    • Romans 13:4
      For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
  5. Why must we be subject?
    • Romans 13:5
      Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake.
  6. Why do we pay taxes?
    • Romans 13:6
      For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing.
  7. What are we to render?
    • Romans 13:7
      Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

Romans 13:8-10

3.  “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law

Romans 13:8-10
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Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
9
For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
10
Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

  1. What are we to owe?
    • Romans 13:8
      Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
  2. What are all the commandments summed up in?
    • Romans 13:9
      For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
  3. Why is love the fulfillment of the law?
    • Romans 13:10
      Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Romans 13:11-14

4. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy

Romans 13:11-14
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And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
12
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
13
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
14
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

  1. Why must we awake out of sleep?
    • Romans 13:11
      And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
  2. What is far spent?
    • Romans 13:12
      The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
  3. How are we to walk?
    • Romans 13:13
      Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
  4. What are we not to make any provision for?
    • Romans 13:14
      But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.