My Beloved Brother and Sister;
Remember, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through-ἐν (en)-in) Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
3. Works of the Flesh
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1 John 2:15
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."
(KJV) Bible Verses
"Jesus answered them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin."
servant : not of one that commits a single act of sin; for we all sin everyday. But this is to be understood of such whose bias and bent of their minds are to sin; who give up themselves unto it, and sell themselves to work wickedness; who make sin their trade, business, and employment, and are properly workers of it, and take delight and pleasure in it
Christ in the gospel offers us freedom, he has power to do this, and those whom Christ makes free are really so.
"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"
23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
all: This is the general character of all mankind; all have sinned in Adam, are guilty by his sin, polluted with it, and condemned for it; all are sinners in themselves, and by their own actual transgressions; this is the case of the whole world
glory of God: man was made for this purpose, and was capable of it, though now through sin incapable; and it is only by the grace of God that he is enabled to do it; good men, in a way of grace, will have praise of God; but sinners can never expect any on their own account
redemption: Literally, "ransoming" The notion of ransom contains in itself the triple idea of a bondage, a deliverance, and the payment of an equivalent as the means of that deliverance. The bondage is the state of sin and of guilt, with the expectation of punishment; the deliverance is the removal of this state, and the opening out, in its stead, of a prospect of eternal happiness and glory
11"And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them."
devil: no man lives without the commission of sin; but he who makes sin his constant business, and the employment of his life, whose life is a continued series of sinning, he is of the devil; as some have literally understood the words; but by imitation, being like him, and so of him their father, doing his lusts, living continually in sin
beginning: for he not only sinned by rebelling against God himself, and by drawing in the rest of the apostate angels into the rebellion with him, but by tempting man, as soon as created, to sin against God.
destroy: the works of the devil; and the devil himself, and all his dominion and power, and particularly his power over death, and death itself; and especially the sins of men, which are the works of the devil
"4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;...9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:"
spared not: "had no mercy on"; he did not forgive their sin, nor provide a Saviour for them.
angels that sinned: By whom are meant the devil and his angels; who are spirits created by God and as such were good; their first estate which they left was pure and holy, as well as high and honourable. it is generally thought to be pride, affecting a likeness to, or an equality with God.
hell: they were hurled out of heaven, from whence they fell as lightning, into the "lowest", or inferior places.
chains of darkness:leaving them under the guilt of sin, which is the power of darkness, and in black despair; shutting them up in unbelief, impenitence, and hardness of mind.
judgment: to the last and general judgment; the judgment of torment.
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."
one man's disobedience: "Adam"; and by the first and single disobedience of his, in eating the fruit of the forbidden tree, by which they "were made sinners"; and so are brought under a sentence of condemnation,
many: the persons made sinners are said to be "many", in opposition to the "one man", by whose disobedience they became so.
obedience of one: in like manner by the obedience of Christ, all his seed are made righteous, and come under a sentence of justification of life
many: these are all made righteous in the sight of God, are justified from all their sins, and entitled to eternal life and happiness.
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"
ye sin not: not that he thought they could be entirely without it, but that they might not live in sin, and indulge themselves in a vicious course of living, give up themselves to it, and walk in it, and work it with all greediness.
advocate: Christ is an advocate, he came to call sinners, and to save them, and died for them, the just for the unjust, so he is an advocate, and makes intercession for transgressors; even for the apostles as well as others; for they were not without sin, were men of like passions as others, and carried about with them a body of sin, and had their daily infirmities.
"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof."
seed: not the word of God, or the Gospel, though that is a seed which is sown by the ministers of it; and which having a place in their hearts, becomes the ingrafted word, and there abides, nor can it be rooted out. Nor the Holy Spirit of God, though he is the author of the new birth, and the principle of all grace; and where he once is, he always abides. But rather the grace of the Spirit, the internal principle of grace in the soul, the new man formed in the soul.
Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
beforehand: "very evident." Some men's sins are open before hand,.... Some men are such open and notorious sinners, that there is no need of any inquiry about them, or any examination of them; or any witnesses to be called to their character, in order to pass judgment concerning them
judgment: the final judgment of God.
after: while others are so private, that they will not be known till that day declares them, and brings to light the hidden things of darkness in the day of God's "day of judgment."
"For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work."
confess: Not to one other; for though it is our duty to confess our faults to our fellow Christians which are committed against them; for confession of sin is to be made to God, against whom it is committed, and who only can pardon.
forgive: he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins: an application of pardoning grace to a poor sensible sinner, humbled under a sense of sin, and confessing it before the Lord. It is a righteous thing in him to justify from sin, and forgive the sinner for whom Christ has shed his blood, and not impute it to him, or punish him for it.
"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."
1 Timothy 2:5
5"For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."
"Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin."
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"16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)