I stand amazed at Your wisdom and grace, and offer this prayer of thanksgiving and praise, in the precious name of Jesus, AMEN. I. You bring total blasphemy to everything Jesus Christ did for you. Here note, 1. The root (no pun intended) verb phuo means to grow and the compound word, sumphutos, means to grow up together with and pictures the believer in living, vital union, growing up together with Christ. on John 3. Think of it in human terms. i., p. 386. Compare Colossians 2:12, "buried with him in baptism." 7:24; Rom. Paul describes them as, "Put off the old man" (Col 3:5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 -see notes Col 3:5, 6-8, 9, 10) and "put on the new." "Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews". Christ not only died for sin, but He also died unto sin (Ro 6:10-note). 2013. ‘Through the glory of the Father’ indicates the glory of the Father as revealed in what He accomplished. ", Paul associated Jesus' return from the dead with the "Father's glory." See Gale's Serm. But how can I show Him that I do indeed love Him Who has been so exceedingly kind to me?’ That is ‘newness’; and ‘the the dew of its birth is of the womb of the morning.’. The word "united" ("planted" in the King James) in verse 5 draws our attention because it is elsewhere translated "grafted" or "engrafted." And because you abide in Me, you will bear much fruit. “In Him he lives, by Him he moves.” To men innumerable the discovery of this ancient truth, or the fuller apprehension of it, has been indeed like a beginning of new life. I’m saved from sin—the sin of Adam that I was tagged with and which made me do what I did! We share His burial. BibliographyGill, John. Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord! "Commentary on Romans 6:4". ", "The man who enters upon the Christian way is committed to a different kind of life....In modern times we have tended to stress the fact that acceptance of the Christian way need not make so very much difference in a man's life. Absolutely. Romans 6 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. The Offerings of Leviticus (Part Eight): Conclusion (Part One). (I John 2:3-5). "Commentary on Romans 6:4". III. The answer is that the wages of sin is death, which means separation from God. The resurrection of Christ, and the new life of the Christian, are compared instead of being identified. vol. See the Editors‘ Notes at Matthew 3:6, Matthew 3:16. Paul's mention of the "burial" in baptism cannot refer to the interment of one already dead to sin, as affirmed by Godet, but to the action which constitutes baptism, this being true because one cannot be "dead to sin" unless and until he is in the body of Christ, which state is entered through baptism. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. εἰς τ. θ., which would hardly bear any sense. The old man is gone, but the new man lives on (as described in Romans 6:4-5). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/romans-6.html. Baptism is a metaphor here for our entrance into the death of Christ at salvation. The amount of water poured upon the body can make no difference; for in Rome, whither this epistle was sent, a handful of dust thrice flung upon a corpse was held to be a legal ritual burial. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? BibliographyGodet, Frédéric Louis. — The exercise of that almighty power of God, by which, in various passages, it is asserted that Christ was made alive again, was most glorious to God who raised Him up. By emphasizing this inseparable, albeit somewhat "mysterious" union with Christ, Paul is saying in essence that it is now impossible to continually live in bondage to the power of sin which was our lifestyle before we trusted Christ. Let’s put them in the oven, and let’s bake them. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Having now one great, high object before him, gives a fullness and consistency to his character.—It is just what every man wants to make him really happy, or really useful, or really great; a definite intention—a scope, a purpose worthy of his being; and that concentration of purpose gives strength of character. This however is just that relation of moral death, which, in the concrete, is the fellowship of the death of Christ. Charles Hodge explains it this way "The future (tense)… does not express obligation or the future here. And every one who has felt this lesson has been for a time, for the moment it … "Commentary on Romans 6:4". All other rights reserved. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/romans-6.html. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. But, after all, I am very much of opinion with Mr. Henry, or his continuator,Dr.Evans,who, in the exposition of this passage, says, "Why this burying in baptism shouldso much as allude to any custom of dipping under water in baptism any more than our baptismal crucifixion and death should have any such reference, I confess I cannot see. 7:13; Rom. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Through a new spirit—endowed with a new heart—by a new and living way—in obedience to a new commandment—with mercies new to us every morning—carrying a new name—we travel to a new heaven and a new earth, where we shall sing a new song for ever and ever. ‘I lay down my life, that I might take it again.’ ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ To reconcile these and similar passages with those that ascribe His resurrection to the Father, it must be observed, that if the principle be regarded by which our Lord was raised up, it is to be referred to that Divine power which belongs in common to the Father and the Son. Our baptism is a burial; it is a giving up of our body and soul, and declaring life is not in them, but in Him. His main design was to state the obligation of Christians to be holy, from the nature of their profession at baptism - an obligation just as impressive, and as forcible, from the application of water in any other mode as by immersion. Rom. Romans 6:4. Newness of life is a life that is new, compared with what is natural and original; and it is a holy life, springing from a new source. (see John 11-12) (Wiersbe, W: Bible Exposition Commentary. In newness of life - This is a Hebraism to denote new life. A burial implies death. It is a mistake to represent the idea of the first proposition of the verse as entirely isolated from all that follows. As he died to sin, so do we; as he rose to righteousness and glory, so do we. 6:9; Rom. 2: p. 202. John commands us in I John 2:6 to walk as Jesus walked, and Jesus walked morally. BibliographyNisbet, James. 8:6; Rom. The thoughts of deep communion with God run leapingly—he can go into His very presence—the burden is gone—the barrier of unbelief, the charnel-house of wicked lust, he has got out of them—they are left behind—the past is an empty grave, and there is a ‘newness’—the ‘newness’ of constant resurrection morning.