(3) the right discharge of our duties in the various employments of life is to be regarded as serving God. His watchmen are blind,All of them know nothing.All of them are mute dogs unable to bark,Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber; Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. Cancel. be not slothful in business, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Remarkable is that saying of R. Tarphon, "The day is short, and the work great, והפועלים עצלים, "and workmen slothful", and the reward much, and the master of the house is urgent.'. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. in the study not idle ones; in the spirit being fervent; to the Lord serving; never let your zeal flag; maintain the spiritual glow; serve the Lord; Be active; and not slothful. not slow in bisynesse, feruent in spirit, seruynge to the Lord. Amplified ® Darby I.S.V. Not slothful - The word rendered "slothful" refers to those who are slow, idle, destitute of promptness of mind and activity; compare Matthew 25:16. It properly denotes haste, intensity, ardor of mind; and hence, also it denotes industry, labor. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. (1) The tendency of worldly employments is to take off the affections from God. God has assigned us much to accomplish; and he will hold us answerable for the faithful performance of it; compare John 5:17; John 9:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:10, 2 Thessalonians 3:12. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John; He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. Never let the fire in your heart go out. as to diligent zealousness, not slothful; in spirit fervent; serving the Lord. 1 - Bodies In the Greek culture of Paul's day the mind was considered independent of the body.It was thought to be pure and the body, naturally evil. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. I passed by the field of the sluggardAnd by the vineyard of the man lacking sense, The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road!A lion is in the open square!”. Darby It is supposed that Christians would first find appropriate objects for their labor, and then engage in them with intense ardor and zeal. 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Apply yourselves to the time. At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention. Applye youre selues vnto the tyme. not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord: Never flagging in zeal; fervent in spirit; serving the Master; Do not be indolent when zeal is required. They were to be diligent and fervid, and in doing so were to regard themselves as serving the Lord, or to do it in obedience to the command of God, and to promote his glory. I.S.V. Be fervent in the spirit. Do not loiter at YOUR business. The propriety of this caution may easily be seen. Serve the Lord. 2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be Version. N.A.S.B. in business be not slothful, but of an active mind, making the best use of every incident. 12 I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ; Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. It properly denotes haste, intensity, ardor of mind; and hence, also it denotes industry, labor. 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The meaning of the whole verse is, that Christians should be industrious, should be ardently engaged in some lawful employment, and that they should pursue it with reference to the will of God, in obedience to his commands, and to his glory. Serving the Lord. N ... No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Romans 12:11. Darby Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also, 1 Devotional. The tendency of the Christian religion is to promote industry: (2) Presents numerous and important things to be done. Be fervent in spirit. never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving the Lord; An Understandable Version. 1 Corinthians 14:14 NASB E-Prime Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord. Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven. As in the ancient MSS. Be not slouthfull in the busynesse that ye haue in hande. An idle man and a Christian are names which do not harmonize. Not slothful - The word rendered "slothful" refers to those who are slow, idle, destitute of promptness of mind and activity; compare Matthew 25:16. Amplified® The Amplified Bible Romans 12:11. Serving - Regarding yourselves as the servants of the Lord. NASB E-Prime For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is the Lord’s freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is Christ’s slave. All that would be needful to transform the idle, and vicious, and wretched, into sober and useful people, would be to give to them the spirit of the Christian religion; see the example of Paul, Acts 20:34-35. It does not refer to any particular occupation, but is used in general sense to denote all the labor which we may have to do; or is a direction to be faithful and industrious in the discharge of all our appropriate duties; compare Ecclesiastes 9:10. Compare all. Be zealous without negligence; with bren (fervor, hitlahavut) be burning with the Ruach Hakodesh. As to diligence, not slothful, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; Let not that business which ye have in hand be tedious to you. Young's Don't be lazy in showing your devotion. Not slothful in business - That God, who forbade working on the seventh day, has, by the same authority, enjoined it on the other six days. Romans 12:11-12 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. The direction means that we should be diligently occupied in our proper employment. With avodas kodesh serve Hashem. 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