An Awakening

Romans 13:11
Author: Philip Harrelson
Topics: Armour, Darkness, Sacrifice, Salvation, Sleep, Sloth
Series: New Testament Sermons


Romans 13:11-12 KJV  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.  [12]  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.


-This is one of the exhortations of Paul as he starts to conclude the Roman letter.  In fact, we can assert that this is one of the things that is attached to Romans 12:1-2 when he pleads with the Roman church not to let themselves be conformed to the world.

-There are matters that Paul realized that would help the saint of the Lord not to allow himself to go to sleep in a spiritual sense:

  • Present your bodies as a living sacrifice
  • Don’t be conformed to this world
  • Renew your mind
  • Discern the will of God
  • Don’t think more highly of yourself than you ought to
  • Think soberly
  • Serve
  • Teach
  • Exhort
  • Give
  • Lead
  • Let love be genuine
  • Abhor what is evil
  • Hold to the good
  • Show brotherly love
  • Show honor to others
  • Don’t be slothful
  • Be fervent in your spirit
  • Rejoice
  • Be patient

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