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Romans 1:05 - Obedience of the Faith Bookmark

Romans 1:5

"Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake," (NASB)

"By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:" (KJV)

"Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey Him, bringing glory to His name." (NLT)

GRACE, n. [L. gratia, which is formed on the Celtic; Eng. agree, congruous, and ready. The primary sense of gratus, is free, ready, quick, willing, prompt, from advancing.]

1. Favor; good will; kindness; disposition to oblige another; as a grant made as an act of grace.

Or each, or all, may win a lady's grace.

2. Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from him. (Noah Webster)

Obedience
OBE'DIENCE, n. [L. obedientia.]

Compliance with a command, prohibition or known law and rule of duty prescribed; the performance of what is required or enjoined by authority, or the abstaining from what is prohibited, in compliance with the command or prohibition.  To constitute obedience, the act or forbearance to act must be in submission to authority; the command must be known to the person, and his compliance must be in consequence of it, or it is not obedience.  Obedience is not synonymous with obsequiousness; the latter often implying meanness or servility, and obedience being merely a proper submission to authority.  That which duty requires implies dignity of conduct rather than servility.  Obedience may be voluntary or involuntary.  Voluntary obedience alone can be acceptable to God. (Noah Webster)

Obedience
G5218
hupakoe?
hoop-ak-o-ay'
From G5219; attentive hearkening, that is, (by implication) compliance or submission: - obedience, (make) obedient, obey (-ing).

1 John 3:24 "Those who obey God's commandments remain in fellowship with Him, and He with them." (NLT)

2 Corinthians 10:5 "We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ." (NLT)

Hebrews 5:8-9 "Even though Jesus was God's Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered. In this way, God qualified Him as a perfect High Priest, and He became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey Him." (NLT)

Ephesians 2:1-2 "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience." (NASB)

G543
apeitheia
ap-i'-thi-ah
From G545; disbelief (obstinate and rebellious): - disobedience, unbelief.

Faith, belief, and obedience are all toes on the same foot.  No wonder that the translators struggle with rendering "apeitheia" as disobedience or unbelief.  When I fail to obey I am saying to Christ, who "learned obedience," that I do not believe Him.  My obedience must not be given grudgingly but with the attitude in my heart created by His love lest I too become the whitewashed sepulcher.

Heavenly Father, help me today to be your obedient servant that I might for Jesus sake reflect the glorious Grace of the Gospel to those around me. Let my heart be troubled for the lost.

Romans 1:5

"Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake," (NASB)

"By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:" (KJV)

"Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey Him, bringing glory to His name." (NLT)

GRACE, n. [L. gratia, which is formed on the Celtic; Eng. agree, congruous, and ready. The primary sense of gratus, is free, ready, quick, willing, prompt, from advancing.]

1. Favor; good will; kindness; disposition to oblige another; as a grant made as an act of grace.

Or each, or all, may win a lady's grace.

2. Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from him. (Noah Webster)

Obedience
OBE'DIENCE, n. [L. obedientia.]

Compliance with a command, prohibition or known law and rule of duty prescribed; the performance of what is required or enjoined by authority, or the abstaining from what is prohibited, in compliance with the command or prohibition.  To constitute obedience, the act or forbearance to act must be in submission to authority; the command must be known to the person, and his compliance must be in consequence of it, or it is not obedience.  Obedience is not synonymous with obsequiousness; the latter often implying meanness or servility, and obedience being merely a proper submission to authority.  That which duty requires implies dignity of conduct rather than servility.  Obedience may be voluntary or involuntary.  Voluntary obedience alone can be acceptable to God. (Noah Webster)

Obedience
G5218
hupakoe?
hoop-ak-o-ay'
From G5219; attentive hearkening, that is, (by implication) compliance or submission: - obedience, (make) obedient, obey (-ing).

1 John 3:24 "Those who obey God's commandments remain in fellowship with Him, and He with them." (NLT)

2 Corinthians 10:5 "We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ." (NLT)

Hebrews 5:8-9 "Even though Jesus was God's Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered. In this way, God qualified Him as a perfect High Priest, and He became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey Him." (NLT)

Ephesians 2:1-2 "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience." (NASB)

G543
apeitheia
ap-i'-thi-ah
From G545; disbelief (obstinate and rebellious): - disobedience, unbelief.

Faith, belief, and obedience are all toes on the same foot.  No wonder that the translators struggle with rendering "apeitheia" as disobedience or unbelief.  When I fail to obey I am saying to Christ, who "learned obedience," that I do not believe Him.  My obedience must not be given grudgingly but with the attitude in my heart created by His love lest I too become the whitewashed sepulcher.

Heavenly Father, help me today to be your obedient servant that I might for Jesus sake reflect the glorious Grace of the Gospel to those around me. Let my heart be troubled for the lost.



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