Equals. 2. And though we deserve to be “fired,” we’re not. There was a thick glass and a stout wire between us, and we did nothing but look at him, yet he persisted in darting at us with the utmost vehemence of malice, until the keeper requested us to move away, with the advice that it was not well to irritate such creatures. 1. What is it to live peaceably? Conclusion: Consider —1. The reporting what such a one said or did is the way to kindle such heart-burnings between persons, as oftentimes break forth and flame to the consumption of families, courts, and perhaps at length of cities and kingdoms.3. The untrained disposition of jocosity. In which case the law leaves every man to his own natural defence. (b) That a man be willing, upon any tolerable and just terms, to agree with his adversary, rather than to proceed to a suit. )Irascible persons not to be provokedC. "He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends." (2) When that right is but trivial, but the recovery of it troublesome and contentious. No ascetic or misanthrope was he, who multiplied the innocent gaiety of the marriage feast, and mingled his tears with those of the weeping sisters of Lazarus. (4)Part with something of your own right (Genesis 13:8, 9). Moses could not live at peace with Egypt, when he saw his people oppressed. You may be at discords; but see to it that you do not produce them. Beveridge. It disturbs you as much as others (Luke 21:19).3. THE PREFACE — "If it be possible." Agape is that unconditional, intentional, self-sacrificing love that always seeks what is best for others no matter what it costs you. Even if he can do you no harm, and if his irritation be utterly unreasonable, it is best to remove all exciting causes of provocation, for it is never wise to irritate vipers. Luke 10:25-37) Be nice to the guy at work who’s always a jerk. Because of —(a)other's malice (James 4:1). As —(1) When the recovery of a right seems impossible: prudence and duty then call upon a man to surcease the prosecution of that, and rather to follow peace. The most genial, and gentle, and meek, and merciful, and loving of all beings was He; and yet it was impossible that He should live at peace with His own countrymen, in His own time. Lot could not live peaceably with the inhabitants of Sodom — to his great credit. 17-18. And the result? We shall find that his whole life went in constant recession from his own rights, in order to the peace of the public.4. Ye know not where the least strife may end.2. Yet since men are too prone to stretch their just allowances beyond their bounds, note those conditions that are required to warrant men in their law contentions. Romans 8:18. Let them be the result of other men's misconduct, and not of yours.(H. (1) An easy, undisturbed, and quiet enjoyment of themselves. It disturbs you as much as others (Luke 21:19).3. You do not on purpose walk heavily across the floor to teach a gouty man.that you have no respect for his tender feelings since he ought not to be so susceptible; neither should you vex those afflicted with a bad temper, and then plead that they have no right to be so excitable. )Peaceable living not always possibleH. If our neighbours' tempers are gunpowder, let us not play with fire.(C. Samuel could not live at peace when the king, despotic, arrogant, fractious, was misleading the people. The command. THE MOTIVES AND ARGUMENTS BY WHICH THIS DUTY MAY BE ENFORCED.1. W. It is from a pious, generous, and great mind. The prophets could not live at peace with the idolatrous people whom they were sent to instruct and rebuke, and who would not be corrected nor reformed. If our neighbours' tempers are gunpowder, let us not play with fire.(C. Well, verse 9 uses a different word for love. Sadly, brothers and sisters don’t always get along, do they kids? (2)Pass by others' offences to you (1 Corinthians 13:7). My job is to love God and love everyone else. What is it to live peaceably? H. It would have been a shame if he could. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Moses could not live at peace with Egypt, when he saw his people oppressed. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. THE CONTEXT. If you live in peace, God will be with you (1 Kings 11-13; 2 Corinthians 13:11).(Bp. Therefore you find it said, "If it be possible." But your dollars aren’t yours, they belong to God. He who affronts his brother breaks the peace; but he who repays the ill turn perpetuates the breach. He uses different words to describe this love, either agape or several Greek words based on the root philia that convey the idea of friendship. Saying disagreeable things in a calm and ironical way is inexcusable There is a teasing which is pleasant, and causes nobody suffering; but teasing for the sake of making other people uncomfortable is fiendish. Conclusion: Consider —1. (2) When that right is but trivial, but the recovery of it troublesome and contentious. H. Spurgeon.In the Jardin des Plantes we saw a hooded snake in a most unamiable condition of temper. There is a basis for sympathy in our physical nature. John Piper Nov 28, 2004 406 Shares To superiors (Romans 13:1; Matthew 17:27).2. A river complains to the rock on its bank of the noise which it is making. (2) "As much as in you lies. This is allowable when it is to secure the execution of justice in the proper acts of it between man and man. Beveridge. Those who "seek peace and pursue it," according to the exhortation (Psalm 36:14) yet sometimes find that it flies from them. Go back to verse 1: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”, Well, Paul is really reminding his readers of everything he’s just written in the first 11 chapters: that though the Romans had not kept God’s law the way they ought, whether they were Roman Gentiles who didn’t know the law, or were Roman Jews who knew the law, but still didn’t. As —(1) When the recovery of a right seems impossible: prudence and duty then call upon a man to surcease the prosecution of that, and rather to follow peace. Even when they drive you crazy. H. The command. )Irascible persons not to be provokedC. Here is —1. Their report survives them, and their memory is blessed.(R. )LinksRomans 12:18 NIVRomans 12:18 NLTRomans 12:18 ESVRomans 12:18 NASBRomans 12:18 KJVRomans 12:18 Bible AppsRomans 12:18 ParallelRomans 12:18 Biblia ParalelaRomans 12:18 Chinese BibleRomans 12:18 French BibleRomans 12:18 German BibleRomans 12:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (c)Pride (Proverbs 13:10). Equals. H. Spurgeon.In the Jardin des Plantes we saw a hooded snake in a most unamiable condition of temper. When one meets with an irascible person, on the look out to pick a quarrel, ill-conditioned, and out of elbows with the whole world, it is best to move on, and let him alone. His whole doctrine is called "the gospel of peace," and "the word of peace" (Romans 10:15). It is thus in worldly affairs. Even when they don’t agree with you. The reporting what such a one said or did is the way to kindle such heart-burnings between persons, as oftentimes break forth and flame to the consumption of families, courts, and perhaps at length of cities and kingdoms. (1) An easy, undisturbed, and quiet enjoyment of themselves. Abhor what is evil. (4) To reflect upon the great example of Christ, and the strict injunction lying upon us to follow it. (5)Have a care of those passions that cause strife (James 4:1). Eighth Sunday after Trinity Shaped by the Cross Lutheran Church Equals. Their report survives them, and their memory is blessed.(R. His whole doctrine is called "the gospel of peace," and "the word of peace" (Romans 10:15). THE MEANS CONDUCIBLE TO OUR PERFORMANCE OF THIS EXCELLENT DUTY.1. The extent — "To all men" (Hebrews 12:14).1. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. We shall find that his whole life went in constant recession from his own rights, in order to the peace of the public.4. Even if he can do you no harm, and if his irritation be utterly unreasonable, it is best to remove all exciting causes of provocation, for it is never wise to irritate vipers. "(3) The conditions required to legalise such a defence of ourselves and fortunes. He that has the strongest arm, the sharpest sword, the boldest front, and the falsest heart, must possess the world. H. Peace, though so desirable a blessing, is not to be purchased at any rate. (c)The suffrage of the civil law. Moses could not live at peace with Egypt, when he saw his people oppressed. (a)Anger (Ephesians 4:26, 31). Beveridge.Here is —I. We see men boasting of their strength, and saying provoking things in the hope of getting into a quarrel with their fellow-men. Be like the good Samaritan, who in spite of the racism shown against him and his people was loving to his Jewish enemy, bound up his wounds, got him the care he needed, and paid for his medical bills. When one meets with an irascible person, on the look out to pick a quarrel, ill-conditioned, and out of elbows with the whole world, it is best to move on, and let him alone. Jesus could not live at peace. Peace is the work of the Holy Ghost in the hearts of believers (Galatians 5:22), and both the effect and reward of piety is peace (Romans 15:13).2. And the amount of ill-will that is created in a neighbourhood by tale-bearers is astounding. (2) When and where ought it to be judged so? Men resent ugly words with more acrimony than they would stabs. "He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends." Billy D. Strayhorn INTRODUCTION: One afternoon, a man went to his doctor and told him that he hasn't been feeling well lately. If our neighbours' tempers are gunpowder, let us not play with fire.(C. JESUS CHRIST HAS PROVIDED FOR THESE SOCIAL INSTINCTS IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HIS CHURCH. But as they sprung from him they ought not to be carried far away from him. (b) That a man be willing, upon any tolerable and just terms, to agree with his adversary, rather than to proceed to a suit. You do not on purpose walk heavily across the floor to teach a gouty man.that you have no respect for his tender feelings since he ought not to be so susceptible; neither should you vex those afflicted with a bad temper, and then plead that they have no right to be so excitable. W. e don’t always show love to our enemies. When one meets with an irascible person, on the look out to pick a quarrel, ill-conditioned, and out of elbows with the whole world, it is best to move on, and let him alone. It would have been a shame if he could. JIM HARRIS 205 The Voice of God in the Storm: A Sermon from Psalm 29 DUANE STUART 210 Book Reviews and Notes VOLUME 40/NUMBER 3 THIRD QUARTER 1998 . There was a thick glass and a stout wire between us, and we did nothing but look at him, yet he persisted in darting at us with the utmost vehemence of malice, until the keeper requested us to move away, with the advice that it was not well to irritate such creatures. (c) Supposing great cause and no satisfaction, that the injured person manage his suit by the rule of charity, and not with any purpose to revenge himself upon his adversary.III. (b)Envy (James 3:14). (1) "If it be possible"; for it may be impossible (Matthew 18:7). THE COMMAND. (b)Nor give occasion to others to do it.2. (2) When that right is but trivial, but the recovery of it troublesome and contentious. )LinksRomans 12:18 NIVRomans 12:18 NLTRomans 12:18 ESVRomans 12:18 NASBRomans 12:18 KJVRomans 12:18 Bible AppsRomans 12:18 ParallelRomans 12:18 Biblia ParalelaRomans 12:18 Chinese BibleRomans 12:18 French BibleRomans 12:18 German BibleRomans 12:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (e)Implacableness (Romans 1:31; Psalm 130:5-7).2. (2)Pass by others' offences to you (1 Corinthians 13:7). To superiors (Romans 13:1; Matthew 17:27).2. The qualification is, "as much as lieth in you." You do not on purpose walk heavily across the floor to teach a gouty man.that you have no respect for his tender feelings since he ought not to be so susceptible; neither should you vex those afflicted with a bad temper, and then plead that they have no right to be so excitable. As strengthening the command, so that we are to perform it to the utmost of our power.II. After months of preparation, this day has finally come. Equals. 2. The command begins with the implication that it is not always possible. In this great quarrelsome world it is not made obligatory on a man to be at peace with his fellow-men anyhow. The most genial, and gentle, and meek, and merciful, and loving of all beings was He; and yet it was impossible that He should live at peace with His own countrymen, in His own time. The blessing entailed upon it by a peculiar promise (Matthew 5:9). )LinksRomans 12:18 NIVRomans 12:18 NLTRomans 12:18 ESVRomans 12:18 NASBRomans 12:18 KJVRomans 12:18 Bible AppsRomans 12:18 ParallelRomans 12:18 Biblia ParalelaRomans 12:18 Chinese BibleRomans 12:18 French BibleRomans 12:18 German BibleRomans 12:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)Construe things in their best sense (1 Corinthians 13:5). Ye know not where the least strife may end.2. )Irascible persons not to be provokedC. And it costs not just dollars, but your time, your energy, your emotions, yourself… and sometimes with little to no return on your investment. Where hope has a great object in view, there will always be fear. In one corner we find a painting of the day we took in an abandoned kitten and gave it a home. To superiors (Romans 13:1; Matthew 17:27).2. (2) Honour and reputation. If you live in peace, God will be with you (1 Kings 11-13; 2 Corinthians 13:11).(Bp. Because it will not budge, and the water will. Beveridge. The last legacy that He bequeathed to His disciples was peace (John 14:27). "If it be possible," i.e., morally, lawfully possible (Genesis 39:9; 2 Corinthians 13:8). H. Spurgeon.In the Jardin des Plantes we saw a hooded snake in a most unamiable condition of temper. Which words may be looked on —1. He that has the strongest arm, the sharpest sword, the boldest front, and the falsest heart, must possess the world. For who knows but the loss of a part may bring the destruction of the whole?(c)Chastity. H. A Wedding Message, Eph 5:21-33; Rom 12:9-18 A Wedding Message For My Son and My Daughter-in-law At the Wedding of Derek and Tina Lam Ephesians 5:21-33; Romans 12:9-18 By Pastor Brian Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Houston, Texas 2015.06.28 13 minutes Introduction Derek and Tina, congratulations on this most joyous occasion. THE EXTENT PRESCRIBED FOR OUR AIM IN THIS MATTER: "Live peaceably with all men.". Here is —1. Beveridge. There was a thick glass and a stout wire between us, and we did nothing but look at him, yet he persisted in darting at us with the utmost vehemence of malice, until the keeper requested us to move away, with the advice that it was not well to irritate such creatures. The last legacy that He bequeathed to His disciples was peace (John 14:27). 6. That men would be willing in some cases to waive the prosecution of their rights. W. Beecher.The wisest men, the best men, the most thoughtful men, the men who are most studious of peace, may have contention forced upon them. Every man has his train of infelicities. You may be at discords; but see to it that you do not produce them. Equals. It disturbs you as much as others (Luke 21:19).3. 2. (d)Hatred and malice (1 John 3:15). Note two instances of this blessing that attend the peaceable in this world. Don’t repay evil for evil. (2) When that right is but trivial, but the recovery of it troublesome and contentious. (4) To reflect upon the great example of Christ, and the strict injunction lying upon us to follow it. Note two instances of this blessing that attend the peaceable in this world. For this is as irreparable as life itself; and to lose one's life is indeed a misery, but it is no dishonour. Truth, being a medicine, instead of being thrown about heedlessly, and with brutal barbarity, is to be administered with care and discretion. 4. South, D.D. Submit. But if you are only loving and kind when he or she treats you with contempt, eventually they may be ashamed of their actions. What is it to live peaceably? So we sacrifice ourselves in thanks to him, gladly, willingly offering our money, our time, our energy, our emotions, our very lives to God. If Christianity prohibits all pursuit of a man's right at law, then its observance unavoidably draws after it the utter dissolution of all government and society. The last legacy that He bequeathed to His disciples was peace (John 14:27). When one meets with an irascible person, on the look out to pick a quarrel, ill-conditioned, and out of elbows with the whole world, it is best to move on, and let him alone. Note two instances of this blessing that attend the peaceable in this world. As limiting the command. Paul wrote in Romans 5(:8,10) “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us… when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son.” Now in thanks to God for Christ, who loved us when we were hostile to him with that agape, unconditional, intentional, self-sacrificing love that always seeks what is best for us no matter what it costs him, we are eager to love not just our own, but even our enemies, with that very same unconditional, intentional, self-sacrificing love that always seeks what is best for others no matter what it costs us. Spiritual growth is not attainable any more than physical strength by a life within-doors. There was a thick glass and a stout wire between us, and we did nothing but look at him, yet he persisted in darting at us with the utmost vehemence of malice, until the keeper requested us to move away, with the advice that it was not well to irritate such creatures. Romans 12:9-21 . (b)Envy (James 3:14). Little things are querulous; and the wasp much more angry and troublesome than the eagle. (4) To reflect upon the great example of Christ, and the strict injunction lying upon us to follow it. The reporting what such a one said or did is the way to kindle such heart-burnings between persons, as oftentimes break forth and flame to the consumption of families, courts, and perhaps at length of cities and kingdoms.3. The command. (1)Give offence to none (Matthew 18:7). Because of —(a)other's malice (James 4:1). He that has the strongest arm, the sharpest sword, the boldest front, and the falsest heart, must possess the world. To superiors (Romans 13:1; Matthew 17:27).2. (c)Injure us as a nation so as to blast our honour, which honour is as necessary to the welfare and support of a nation as its commerce. 3. Beecher.)PeaceablenessBp. So, that’s the job description. His whole doctrine is called "the gospel of peace," and "the word of peace" (Romans 10:15). Conclusion: Consider —1. The excellency of the principle from which it proceeds. Yes, if in a good cause, viz. To see why, we have to have get the context of Romans chapter 12. (a) That a man takes not this course but upon a very great and urgent cause. And you are spiritually healthy in Christ! The prophets could not live at peace with the idolatrous people whom they were sent to instruct and rebuke, and who would not be corrected nor reformed. H. Spurgeon.In the Jardin des Plantes we saw a hooded snake in a most unamiable condition of temper. As —(1) When the recovery of a right seems impossible: prudence and duty then call upon a man to surcease the prosecution of that, and rather to follow peace. Conclusion: Consider —1. That men would be willing in some cases to waive the prosecution of their rights. "(3) The conditions required to legalise such a defence of ourselves and fortunes. A high pitch of civilization cannot be reached or maintained in isolation. Jesus recognized that. 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