In Ro 13:11-14 he is talking about the same thing. David Johnston. Dirk G. Lange | 0 Comments. 24:42-44), “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. Romans 13:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 13:11, NIV: "And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed." Study the bible online using commentary on Romans 13 and more! (Romans 13:11-14 Cambridge Bible Commentary) J B Phillips paraphrases it this way - "Why all this stress on behaviour? Read Romans 13 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). Monday, November 25 2019 / Published in 2nd Reading, Advent, Romans. (Ed: e.g., why "love"?) Paul assumes that his audience has heard his epistlein its entirety, not piecemeal as we do in worship. Commentary; 2nd Reading; Romans 13:11-14 . Jesus warned (Matt. Every day brings God's salvation nearer." This is a frequent theme in the New Testament. Commentary on Romans 13:11-14 . Because, as I think you have realised, the present time is of the highest importance - it is time to wake up to reality. Facebook-twitter-g+-LinkedIN-Email. This short text from Romans is an appropriate reading for the first Sunday of Advent as it orients us to the full scope of our Advent hope. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Print . Romans 13:11-14 exhorts us to live in the present in light of the future return of Jesus Christ. Commentary on Romans 13:11-14 . Since Romans 12:1, Paul has been describing what new life in the community is meant to look like. BLOG. Orrey McFarland | 0 Comments. Print . Romans 13:11-14 . Let’s look at it: And this do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. David Guzik commentary on Romans 13, in which Paul describes the christian’s obligation to the authority given to government. In these chapters, Paul is describing the characteristics of a Christian life. Facebook-twitter-g+-LinkedIN-Email. This passage comes in the latter sections of Romans that primary contains various practices of the Christian life. The readings for the first and second Sundays in Advent are taken from the later chapters of Paul's letter to the Romans.