86 The Believer’s Spiritual Call and Duty

Romans 13:11-14

11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. (ESV)

Believers need to live in:

  1. Sure Watching.
    We need to watch:
    a. the Seasons (times),
    b. against sleep (slumber), and
    c. for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

  2. Spiritual Warfare.
    A time of:
    a. crisis, for which we need our armour on (Eph. 6:11-19), and
    b. commitment, casting off the works of darkness and putting on the works of light.

  3. Saintly Walk.
    We are to walk properly (honestly), shunning the works of the devil, not quarrelling or envious.

  4. Silent Waiting.
    We are to wait:
    a. properly dressed, knowing and putting on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
    b. properly disengaged from the flesh, avoiding any attempts to satisfy its desires.