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Romans 6:11 - The Reckoning Bookmark

G3049
λογι?ζομαι
logízomai; fut. logísomai, fut. pass. logisthe??somai, aor. elogisáme?n; aor. pass. elogísthe?n, mid. deponent from lógos (G3056), reason, word, account. To reckon, impute, number.
(I) Actually, the verb logízomai means to put together with one's mind, to count, to occupy oneself with reckonings or calculations. (The Complete Word Study Dictionary - Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D,General Editor)
Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves,.... Two things the apostle would have believers consider of themselves, and reckon themselves, to be, in consequence of their relation to Christ, who was dead, but is alive, and as agreeable thereunto: the one is, that they would look upon themselves

to be dead indeed unto sin: believe their discharge from it, and not fear condemnation and death on account of it; and that it shall not be imputed to them, or have any damning power over them, since Christ has died unto it, or for it; and therefore should have no fellowship with it, nothing to do with it, as being dead unto it, and that to them: the other is, that they would consider themselves (Dr. John Gill)
Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (NASB)
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (KJV)
So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. (NLT)
So you too consider yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (NET)

Here we have the pondering of the knowing.  To weigh the facts like and accountant and balance the books.  To come to an absolute determination that you are indeed dead to sin and alive to Christ because you know that it is true!

Rom 6:11-15
The strongest motives against sin, and to enforce holiness, are here stated. Being made free from the reign of sin, alive unto God, and having the prospect of eternal life, it becomes believers to be greatly concerned to advance thereto.  But, as unholy lusts are not quite rooted out in this life, it must be the care of the Christian to resist their motions, earnestly striving, that, through Divine grace, they may not prevail in this mortal state.  Let the thought that this state will soon be at an end, encourage the true Christian, as to the motions of lusts, which so often perplex and distress him.  Let us present all our powers to God, as weapons or tools ready for the warfare, and work of righteousness, in his service.  There is strength in the covenant of grace for us.  Sin shall not have dominion. God's promises to us are more powerful and effectual for mortifying sin, than our promises to God.  Sin may struggle in a real believer, and create him a great deal of trouble, but it shall not have dominion; it may vex him, but it shall not rule over him.  Shall any take occasion from this encouraging doctrine to allow themselves in the practice of any sin? Far be such abominable thoughts, so contrary to the perfections of God, and the design of his gospel, so opposed to being under grace.  What can be a stronger motive against sin than the love of Christ?  Shall we sin against so much goodness, and such love? (Matthew Henry)
G3049
λογι?ζομαι
logízomai; fut. logísomai, fut. pass. logisthe??somai, aor. elogisáme?n; aor. pass. elogísthe?n, mid. deponent from lógos (G3056), reason, word, account. To reckon, impute, number.
(I) Actually, the verb logízomai means to put together with one's mind, to count, to occupy oneself with reckonings or calculations. (The Complete Word Study Dictionary - Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D,General Editor)
Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves,.... Two things the apostle would have believers consider of themselves, and reckon themselves, to be, in consequence of their relation to Christ, who was dead, but is alive, and as agreeable thereunto: the one is, that they would look upon themselves

to be dead indeed unto sin: believe their discharge from it, and not fear condemnation and death on account of it; and that it shall not be imputed to them, or have any damning power over them, since Christ has died unto it, or for it; and therefore should have no fellowship with it, nothing to do with it, as being dead unto it, and that to them: the other is, that they would consider themselves (Dr. John Gill)
Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (NASB)
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (KJV)
So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. (NLT)
So you too consider yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (NET)

Here we have the pondering of the knowing.  To weigh the facts like and accountant and balance the books.  To come to an absolute determination that you are indeed dead to sin and alive to Christ because you know that it is true!

Rom 6:11-15
The strongest motives against sin, and to enforce holiness, are here stated. Being made free from the reign of sin, alive unto God, and having the prospect of eternal life, it becomes believers to be greatly concerned to advance thereto.  But, as unholy lusts are not quite rooted out in this life, it must be the care of the Christian to resist their motions, earnestly striving, that, through Divine grace, they may not prevail in this mortal state.  Let the thought that this state will soon be at an end, encourage the true Christian, as to the motions of lusts, which so often perplex and distress him.  Let us present all our powers to God, as weapons or tools ready for the warfare, and work of righteousness, in his service.  There is strength in the covenant of grace for us.  Sin shall not have dominion. God's promises to us are more powerful and effectual for mortifying sin, than our promises to God.  Sin may struggle in a real believer, and create him a great deal of trouble, but it shall not have dominion; it may vex him, but it shall not rule over him.  Shall any take occasion from this encouraging doctrine to allow themselves in the practice of any sin? Far be such abominable thoughts, so contrary to the perfections of God, and the design of his gospel, so opposed to being under grace.  What can be a stronger motive against sin than the love of Christ?  Shall we sin against so much goodness, and such love? (Matthew Henry)


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