October 19, 1986
In Romans 13, Paul built on the doctrinal foundations of the Gospel by communicating practicalities for holy living. The promise of Christ’s return should motivate Christians to live holy lives. When we fail to live in light of this truth, though, we steadily slip into spiritual slumber. Alistair Begg expounds on Paul’s admonition to believers by bringing to light the symptoms of spiritual lethargy and the necessity of outwardly displaying the fruit of our inward transformation in Christ.
11Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
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