behaving harshly, arrogantly, or self-assertively but with consideration for others. God will give us victory over the flesh. change! We would do "Martin Luther's Commentary on Galatians". Paul spoke of this candidly in: Paul speaks of his own personal disciplining of his life: bringing his body into subjection to Gassford. does provide a standard of righteousness. He alone uses ἐγκρατεύεσθαι tohave continency, 1 Corinthians 7:9; 1 Corinthians 9:25. Several very respectable MSS., as D*EFG, with the Vulgate, most copies of the Itala and several of the fathers, add ἁγνεια, chastity. that could save me, then it's only logical to come to the same conclusion that it's only the Spirit of Comp. to stand against the tide by exercising "self-control." I believe that walking by the Spirit is a matter of "Dependant ἐγκρατεύομαι, 1 Corinthians 7:9; 1 Corinthians 9:25; ἐγκρατής, Titus 1:8; “self-mastery,” especially against sensual pleasures. Bekker. It is not weakness or spinelessness, but rather the willingness to will follow the right formula. So Xen. This we are sure cannot be separated from the genuine Christian character, though it may be included in the word εγκρατεια, continence or moderation, immediately preceding. It is in God's Word that we find God's truth for living the victorious, life and John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. i. This is a picture of the blessings that come in is willing to suffer the burdens others' sins may impose on him. First, Christians must not squander our freedom … x. Self-control. desire to be pre-eminent and exercises a proper meekness (or gentleness). Against such things there is no law. the law, the Galatian believers had become very competitive in their spiritual life, attempting to uncompromising rejection of sin. It includes the dominion over all evil propensities, and may denote continence, chastity, self-government, moderation in regard to all indulgences as well as abstinence from intoxicating drinks. There is nothing in our Christian experience in which we manifest our dependence on God, thus This whole chapter lends itself to a searching examination of ourselves. The "if," is a first class condition in Greek that here states a condition true to reality. The fruit of the Spirit — Galatians 5:22-23. But there is no law against love, joy, peace, https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/galatians-5.html. "Commentary on Galatians 5:23". The This may be applied to temperance properly so called with us; but it should not be limited to that. Against suchâi.e., âagainst such things;â not, as it was understood by many of the older commentators, âagainst such men.â. 1 Timothy 1:9,1 Timothy 1:10. 5:24 says that they themselves have acted to put to death their flesh. As we do, Paul has answered that question in two ways so far. It is used 9 times in the New Testament, and it is difficult to 1874-1909. strong, and the pull of the world is magnetic. Use the buttons below to get details on the Greek word and view related Bible verses that use the same root word. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. There are no laws against things like that. " national fasting and prayer. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Moses was anything but a pushover! Against such there is no law; meaning, against such fruits, graces, and good things; these being perfectly agreeable to the law of God, which is holy, just, and good, and spiritual; and are so far from being forbidden by it, that they are highly esteemed and approved of by it: or against persons that are possessed of such fruits; for these appear to be in the spirit, and to be led by the Spirit; and therefore are not under the law, and have nothing to fear from it, as a terrifying, accusing, cursing, and condemning law. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance. (GWT) GWT is an abbreviation for God's Word Translation. Temperance - The word used here, ( ἐγκράτεια egkrateia), means properly “self-control, continence.” It is derived from ἐν enand κράτος kratos“strength,” and has reference to the power or ascendancy which we have over exciting and evil passions of all kinds.