BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. One observes the Jewish feasts and fasts, the other does not. This commentary has been through Advanced Checking.. (3) it is expressly said that those who did not regard the day regarded it as not to God, or to honor God; Romans 14:6. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". But this motive never yet influenced a Sabbath-breaker. Consider also the following citation from The Epistle of Barnabas (early 2nd century AD), where he declares. p. 153 ff.) Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. 4:15,16; Romans 15:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:12-14; 5:12-14; 10:23-25; Romans 10:17; Mark 16:15,16; Acts 8:4; 2 Timothy 2:2,24-26; 4:2-4; 1 Peter 3:15. 4. Colossians 2:16): and all the more remarkable is the detached way in which the case is treated: as long as such observance is not made occasion for judging others, it is open to individual choice. (3) it is expressly said that those who did not regard the day regarded it as not to God, or to honor God; Romans 14:6. It is for purposes of business, gain, war, amusement, dissipation, visiting, crime. Now, all types are intended to continue in full force till the antitype, or thing signified, take place; consequently, the Sabbath will continue in force till the consummation of all things. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". (d) That he may say in his conscience that he knows and is persuaded by Jesus Christ, that nothing is unclean of itself: and this persuasion must be grounded upon the word of God. In things indifferent, Christians should not condemn each … Romans 14 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; Romans 14:5-12: Why We Should Not Judge Others - Steven Cole; Romans 14:1 Receiving One Another with Understanding, Part 1 - John MacArthur; Romans 14:1-15:13 Receiving One Another with Understanding, Part 1 - Study Guide (click dropdown menu) - John MacArthur https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/romans-14.html. Romans 14:5 Context. But this development is impossible if thought and its expression are restrained. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-14.html. Let the heart be filled with a sincere desire to "honor the Lord Jesus," and the Christian Sabbath will be reverenced, and devoted to the purposes of piety. 14, and Kühner in loc. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. ἐν τ. ἰδίῳ νοΐ] i.e. From these passages, taken together, it is clear that the observance of special days has no absolute sanction, but is purely a question of religious expediency. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". St. John Chrysostom observes that St. Paul did not wish the weak to be left to their own judgment in this, as in a point of no consequence; but that they should wait for a time. Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:5. Now the question is, supposing the divine obligation of one day in seven to have been recognized by him in any form, could he have thus spoken? Who knows not that the Christian Sabbath has never been neglected or profaned by any design to glorify the Lord Jesus, or to promote his kingdom? “Further, He says to them, "Your new moons and your Sabbath I cannot endure." Each of us must walk in the light we have. Many Christians of Jewish background had faithfully observed the sabbaths, festivals, and celebrations of the Jewish institutions from childhood, and therefore counted such occasions more holy than others, continuing to mark and observe them even after their acceptance of Christianity, in such a manner "esteeming one day above another." He had spoken before of scruples in the choice of meats; he now adds another example of difference, that is, as to days; and both these arose from Judaism. That is only too likely to be your view, if you do not believe in a God who is educating the race. This is a clear point, but it is one of much practical importance. κρίνει—παρ'. Day above another—Literally, day over day. in comparison with - day: another judgeth every day. Throughout the Letter to the Romans Paul emphasizes God’s total claim on the believer; see note on Rom 1:1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ges/romans-14.html. aliquid probare, eligere, comp. This direction pertains to the subject under discussion, and not to any other. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Romans. Each one should act as he thinks right. But this motive never yet influenced a Sabbath-breaker. Paul’s letter to the *Romans. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind ... is an appeal for conscientious conduct on the part of every Christian. All allow that the Sabbath is a type of that rest in glory which remains for the people of God. 4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? When Paul wrote, Sabbath and Jewish feast day observances were matters of disagreement among Christians. Better, Rev., assured. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/romans-14.html. 1999-2014. esteemeth = judgeth. In view of the make up of the church of the Romans this had necessarily mainly to do with the question of the Sabbath which all Jewish Christians and their adherents would have observed according to custom, but which had no significance for out and out Gentiles. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hdg/romans-14.html. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Rob Bell errs greatly in that the Greek word ‘aionion’ is used 50 times to describe the eternal life of the believer (John 3:15-16, 10:28, Romans 5:21, 6:23) and it is used repeatedly to describe God’s eternal nature (Romans 16:26, 1 Timothy 6:16, Hebrews 9:14). One man esteemeth one day above another; lit, ‘judges day above day;’ distinguishes one day from another, the reference probably being to the Jewish feasts and fasts. And the only way to avoid it is always to press the gaze of our consciences towards God and God's will rather than towards ourselves. Chapter 3. 1871-8. “And you want something that will strengthen your willpower?” asked the doctor. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". See this subject discussed in the second chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day — The supplement “alike” should be omitted, as injuring the sense. A Living Sacrifice. Not having been brought up amidst the Jewish customs, and not having imbibed their opinions and prejudices, they would not regard these days as having any special sacredness. Second point of difference, as is evident from the contents themselves, and in particular from the general laying out of the representation, which is quite similar in form to Romans 14:2. But all the same, it does not prove that the idea is indefinite in itself. “I’ve been misbehaving, Doc, and my conscience is troubling me,” he complained. Hilda Bright and Keith Simons. The only inquiry was, whether it was proper to add to that the observance of the Jewish Sabbaths, and days of festivals and fasts. Romans 14:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 14:5, NIV: "One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike.Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind." I therefore infer, that sabbatical obligation to keep any day, whether seventh or first, was not recognized in apostolic times. In Romans 14:1—15:13, Paul addresses this issue. 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. And when He had manifested Himself, He ascended into the heavens” (Romans 15:9). The point is to identify the standards, focus on your responsibility and encourage others. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Learn hence, That persons disagreeing with us, and differing from us in lesser things, from a real principle of conscience, firmly persuaded that what they do, or refuse to do, is for the glory of God, and out of a sincere desire to please him, ought not to be judged by us, but left to the righteous judgment of the heart-searching God. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". The time is spent in lamenting past sins which ought to be spent in attending to present duties; the heart is given up to fears which ought to be given up to God; weak regret takes the place of vigorous resolution; longings for a sense of God's presence, or for a sense of our own love, fill up our souls when we ought to be proving our love by the proof which He has named, that is, keeping His commandments. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 1887. Alike is inserted. But this motive never yet influenced a Sabbath-breaker. Is their design ever to promote his honor, and to advance in the knowledge of him, by “neglecting” his holy day? Unity among Christians Romans 14:5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. About This Book. The days here referred to were probably the various fasts and feasts of the Jewish law.--Let every man, &c.; that is, let every one do what he thinks right, without molestation from others. Esteemeth every day alike ( κρίνει πᾶσαν ἡμέραν ). It is obvious from the context, and from such parallel passages as Galatians 4:10, "Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years," and Colossians 2:16, "Let no man judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holy day, or of the new moon, or of Sabbath days," that Paul has reference to the Jewish festivals, and therefore his language cannot properly be applied to the Christian Sabbath. Romans 14:5 “One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day. Now the apostle advises, that neither the one nor the other, neither he that regardeth, nor he that regardeth not those days, should be judged, or hardly censured for so doing, because he acts therein according to the direction of his conscience. W. Robertson, Sermons, 2nd series, p. 160. Such we know was the fact in the apostolic church, even among those who agreed in the observance of the first day of the week. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/romans-14.html. Here is a second illustration. Let every man be fully persuaded] It is a safe rule, Quod dubites ne feceris, In doubtful cases be sure to take the surer side. The Apostle takes for granted that on this subject likewise different Christians held different views. He says: Such a man is weak in the faith for two reasons: (i) He has not yet discovered the meaning of Christian freedom; he is at heart still a legalist; he sees Christianity as a thing of rules and regulations. This commentary has been through Advanced Checking.. Chapter 12. Romans 14:5–6. If any one day in the week were invested with the sacred character of the Sabbath, it would have been wholly impossible for the Apostle to commend or uphold the man who judged all days worthy of equal honour,—who as in Romans 14:6 paid no regard to the (any) day. An English proverb says, “Faults are thick where love is thin”; but God demonstrates the opposite and to a greater extent: “faults are thin where love is thick.” In the first half of the letter to the Romans, Paul focuses on God’s love for believers: “God shows his love for us in that while we … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 14:1-12" Save. 5. One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. This is a second point of difference, but not so prominent as the first, which is emphasized throughout. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/romans-14.html. Rep. p. 399 E Xen. Saved For Later; Read Later Language Afrikaans Deutsch English Español Français Italiano Kiswahili Nederlands Polski Srpski Tahiti. Commentary on Romans 14:1-6 (Read Romans 14:1-6) Differences of opinion prevailed even among the immediate followers of Christ and their disciples. BibliographyGill, John. We ought to fall in with the method of God's education of the race, and the way to do it is for the state in public life, and for ourselves in social and private life, to give perfect liberty of thought and its expression on all possible subjects. Although the word "conscience" does not appear in this chapter, it is nevertheless, in a sense, the subject of it, a subject of surpassing importance to every child of God. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Romans 14 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, ... See under Romans 14:2 and Romans 14:5, regarding clean meats and the power of conscience to make even an innocent action wrong. Renewal 1960. "Why would the sinner be the better because he was mistakenly sure in his own mind?" BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. 5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. The idea of liberty on the side of religion is founded on the fact that God has made each one of us a distinct person; that we each possess, and are bound to act up to, an individuality. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Abortion, homosexuality, women preachers, women elders, premill., etc.....every other doctrinal error. Why is that? Therefore, whatever we do, we do it to the Lord – because Jesus is our Lord (that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living). II. 11; Isocr. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Let every man be fully persuaded — That a thing is lawful, before he does it. As the law of Moses not only made a distinction between meats as clean and unclean, but also prescribed the observance of certain days as religious festivals, the Jewish converts were as scrupulous with regard to this latter point as the former. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". ... ÷ROMANS 14:5-9. Paul’s prescription in this chapter is far from that sought by the fellow just mentioned. Many of the believing Jews could not be taken off from solemnizing those feasts which were of God's own founding and instituting among the Jews. So that the meaning is, "Let him go on in his own way, without impediment:—let every man enjoy his own sentiments freely in these things." Hilda Bright and Keith Simons. “For indeed one judgeth a day above a day and another judgeth every day alike; let each one be fully persuaded in his own mind for. No exact parallel: = judges or esteems one day as superior to another for certain purposes: and perh. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. Hell. 14:5 One day above another - As new moons, and other Jewish festivals. Romans 14:5. And when all the ideas which are necessary for man to believe and act on have gone through this long series of experiments, and are known and loved by all, then will the race be perfect. It is sometimes a doubt about the past, whether we have done right, and sometimes about the present, whether we are in the right way, and sometimes about the future, what we are henceforward to do. For it is of believers only he is speaking. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Romans 14:5 One man esteems ... Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". Table of Contents. The appointment of those days had a special reference “to the Jews.” They were designed to keep them as a separate people, and to prepare the nation for the “reality,” of which their rites were but the shadow. Actually, these verses do not concern any days that must be kept holy. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Wherefore, also, we keep the eighth day with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead. not murder, not commit adultery), it does not free them to then freely murder. John Trapp Complete Commentary. The classical ἡμέρα παρʼ ἡμέραν, in the sense alternis diebus (Bernhardy, p. 258; Lobeck, ad Aj. And then we have the result that, whereas one’s esteem raises a particular day to a certain holy elevation over another, so the other’s esteem assumes to raise all to the same holy elevation. 1. Having freedom, your children will not abuse it, for they will not only love you, which counts for nothing in these matters, but have real friendship for you, which does; and it will be a friendship which will—since you have accustomed them to weigh evidence—frankly give its full weight to your longer experience. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/romans-14.html. The passage means that he regards “every day” as consecrated to the Lord; Romans 14:6. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind - or be guided in such matters by conscientious conviction. We do not believe that the ten commandments (God's moral laws) were abolished at the cross. Compelled assent to any doctrine, or conformity to outward observances … BUT YOU, WHY DO YOU JUDGE YOUR BROTHER: Su de ti krineis (2SPAI) ton adelphon sou:. Paul admonishes the saints at Rome to receive the "weak in the faith" and not to sit in judgment of them (verse 1). THE CONTEXT. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". American Tract Society. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Commentary on Romans Rosscup : This is a much-respected 746-pp. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/romans-14.html. "As a boat may pursue its course uninjured either in a narrow canal or in a spacious lake" (Bengel). One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/romans-14.html. That the apostle did not mean to say that it was a matter of indifference whether it should be kept as holy, or devoted to business or amusement, is plain from the following considerations. This is the general principle on which Christians are called to act in relation to festival days and fasts in the church. Romans 14 – Helping a Weaker Brother A. Don’t judge each other in doubtful things. And if any man is disposed to plead “this passage” as an excuse for violating the Sabbath, and devoting it to pleasure or gain, let him quote it “just as it is,” that is, let “him neglect the Sabbath from a conscientious desire to honor Jesus Christ.” Unless this is his motive, the passage cannot avail him. To his own master he stands or falls. Moreover, what he had said on the point of food might so readily of itself find its application in an analogous manner to the question of days, that an entering into equal detail in regard to both points was not required. One man esteems one day above another. Paul will not now condemn this high strain of conscience; but he will defend the esteemer of one day above another against the censoriousness of this ultra pietist. It comes in Eternity (Psalm 23:6; Hebrews 4:8-10).] When the Messiah came, the passover, the feast of tabernacles, and the other special festivals of the Jews, of course vanished, and it is perfectly clear that the apostles never intended to inculcate their observance on the Gentile converts. Something of the same sort is very possible still. Compare Col 2:16 Ga 4:10. The inquiry pertained to "meats," and festival observances among the Jews, and to their scruples about partaking of the food offered to idols, etc. I. The only inquiry was, whether it was proper to add to that the observance of the Jewish Sabbaths, and days of festivals and fasts. All such scruples and such inward difficulties are not healthy, and to indulge them is not right. Some Christians, therefore, thought it incumbent on them to observe these days; others were of a contrary opinion. 1832. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". 5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. 4 … One man esteemeth one day, &c.— The Apostle having, in the foregoing verse, used the phrase κρινων αλλοτριον οικετην, for judging any one to be or not to be another man's servant,—seems here to continue the use of the word τρινειν in the same signification; that is, for judging a day to be more particularly God's. Cf. Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.. a. And the Gentiles exhorted to take heed of giving offence in their use of indifferent things. κρίνει ἡμέραν παρ ̓ ἡμέραν ( εἶναι), judges one day (to be) before another, (i.e., better,) κρίνει πᾶσαν ἡμέραν ( εἶναι ἡμέραν), to be a day, and nothing more. Therefore the strong must extend compassion and long suffering, allowing the weak time to grow, thus reaching a level of comprehension wherein he can move forward in Christ without violating his conscience (Rom. 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Is their design ever to promote his honor, and to advance in the knowledge of him, by "neglecting" his holy day? Was this ever done by those who disregard the Christian Sabbath? We are back in the fourteenth chapter of Romans this morning, and we are going to be discussing the favorite indoor sport of Christians, that is, trying to change each other. Romans 14:5-6 “One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Unless this be the case, these self-questionings are simply of no use whatever. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". on Romans 12:3. πληροφορείσθω, be assured. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 14:1-12 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 14:1—15:13. College Press, Joplin, MO. For further considerations on this subject, see my Commentary on Hebrews, p. 198. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Does he mean to say that it is a matter of "indifference" whether this day be observed, or whether it be devoted to ordinary business or amusements? "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Charles Schribner's Sons. In the early church, Christians often disagreed with each other and created problems for one another. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: ROMANS 14:5-9 If some Christians deem them to be for edification, and suppose that their piety will be promoted by observing the days which commemorate the birth, and death, and temptations of the Lord Jesus, they are not to be reproached or opposed in their celebration. See this subject discussed in the second chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians. Epist.). 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