— The sense must be completed thus: “But to the Prince of the world, though he has nothing in Me, I shall yield Myself up even unto death, that the world may know that I love and obey the Father, whose commandment it is that I give My life a ransom for many.”. That love will reclaim them from the bondage of the oppressor and restore them to the freedom of children. viii., p. 72. Broadman Press 1932,33. We must be content not to stand isolated and grow from a private root of our own. God has prepared for us in this life a soil than which nothing can be better for the production of the fruit He desires us to yield; He has made it possible for every man to serve a good purpose; He does His part not with reluctance, but, if we may say so, as His chief interest; but all in the expectation of fruit. Arise, let us go hence. There we must never stop for a single instant. 2. and that even as the Father gave me commandment so I do. He was sent into the world not to make some magnificent outward display of Divine power, to carry us to some other planet, or alter the conditions of life here. The place was Unsaved people enjoy peace when there is an absence of trouble while Christians enjoy peace in spite of trials because of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. How prompt should be our obedience! 1. A pure importation, further, is the opinion of Chrysostom, Theophylact, Euth. V. HIS COMMANDING CLAIM TO OUR IMITATION in the crisis of life and in death. p. 239. Something may of course be made of life apart from Christ. "Commentary on John 14:31". ", "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. thou art indeed the way, and the truth, and the life. John 18:1 (hardly permitting us to think of a ‘going forth’ till ‘after’ He had spoken these things’) favourable to this view, but it is extremely improbable that chaps. Love is the inspiration of all high duty. (EntityRef: expecting ';' at line 49, column 103) in /var/www/html/familytimes/includes/magpie6-1/rss_fetch.inc on line 230 The apodosis does not begin so early as καὶ καθώς (Grotius, Kuinoel, Paulus), in which case καί would mean also, and a reflection less appropriate to the mood of deep emotion would result. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/john-14.html. Recognising their fears and difficulties and dependence on Him as they hung upon Him for the last time, what more natural than that He should meet their dependence and remove their fears of real separation by saying, "I am the Vine, ye the branches"? John 15:10, “Even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.” The full stop is rightly fixed here: nor is the ἀλλʼ ἵνα which precedes an objection to this (Let the ἀλλʼ ἵνα be well considered in ch. Love is the inspiration of all high duty, for duty is more than the mere sense of right, it is the impulse of sympathy; a thing done with an averted face and a reluctant heart is not duty. His calmness was not stoicism or indifference — for Christ was exquisitely sensitive and emotional. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. It is not some unaccountable blight that makes us useless; it is not that we have got the wrong piece of the wall, a situation in which Christ Himself could bear no precious fruit. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father. To the matter of death. 1896. I die not for my own sin; but being found in fashion as a man, I humbled myself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross, ,{as Philippians 2:8} to let the world know, that I love the Father, and am obedient to him, doing even so as he hath commanded me. He revealed His practical activity. If we are permitted to see another Sabbath, we hope to be worshipping in another sanctuary, rendered necessary by the Providence of God. For no sooner had the glorious Speaker uttered the last words of it than Ho proposed to "arise and go." THE HARMONY OF ALL HIS IMPULSES AND POWERS. John 14:29 : John 14:31 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. I love. And only from Him can we draw courage, hopefulness, love to prosecute this work. To abide in Christ is to abide by our adoption of His view of the true purpose of human life after testing it by actual experience; it is to abide by our trust in Him as the true Lord of men, and as able to supply us with all that we need to keep His commandments. . An absorbing conflict was about to take place, in which the adversary of God and men should find nothing in him on which to lay hold, and in which Christ should certainly overcome. Since love is from God, who is the source of love, the best thing that we can do is go back to the source (1 Jn 4:7). . In all great lives the sense of duty is dominant. He infallibly detects the corroding spot of selfishness that rots the whole fair-seeming cluster. He would have the world see it so that it might inspire love. The vine can bear no fruit if it has no branches; the branches cannot live apart from the vine. Well He knew the ignorance and depravity of those who opposed Him, and He rose above it all. "Commentary on John 14:31". The hour for which Jesus came had arrived. Arise, let us go hence.”, 3. This, however, may refer to their leaving the city, not the house. ver. Salem Media Group. And what this product is we already know: it is the attainment of moral perfection by created beings. We should go away from Christian company and home comforts to win souls (Mark 16:15).

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