1. An improvement in the condition or strength of something.
2. An instance for something to become important again.
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible–and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you”
Filthy lusts must be rooted out. These sins must be dreaded and detested. here are not only cautions against gross acts of sin, but against what some may make light of. but theses things are so far from being profitable, that they pollute and poison the hearers. Our cheerfulness should show itself as becomes believers, in what may tend to God’s glory. A covetous man makes a god of his money; places that hope, confidence, and delight, in worldly good, which should be in God only.
Those who allow themselves, either in the lusts of the flesh or the love of the world, belong not to the kingdom of grace, nor shall they come to the kingdom of glory. When the vilest transgressors repent and believe the gospel, they become children of obedience, from whom God’s wrath is turned away. Dare we make light of that which brings down the wrath of God?
Sinners, like men in the dark, are going they know not whither, and doing what they know not what.
But by the grace of God wrought a mighty change in the souls of many. Walk as children of light, as having knowledge and holiness. These works of darkness are unfruitful, whatever profit they may boast; for they end in the destruction of the impenitent (unrepentant) sinner.
– Matthew Henry Concise Commentary
There are many ways of abetting, or taking part in sins of others; by
Commendation – Praise. An award involving special praise
Counsel – advice given formally; recommend
Consent – Permission for something to happen or agreement to do something
Concealment – the condition of being concealed or hidden
And if we share with others in their sins, we must expect to share in their plagues. If we do not reprove the sins of others, we have fellowship with them. A good man will be ashamed to speak of what the wicked are not ashamed to do. We must have not only a sight and a knowledge that sin is sin, and in some measure shameful, but see it as a breach of God’s holy law. After the example of prophets and apostles, we should call on those asleep and dead in sin, to awake and arise, that Christ may give them light!
Eshon Burgundy – The Name
Raise the bar