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Romans 7

October 16, 2010
by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

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  2. Anonymous

    Hey,
    I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for being honest and open about everything. Jesus is so cool! I love reading about people who know really know him.

    I am a musician and I would be honored if you would check out my music. All my music is free for download. Anyway, I don’t mean to be a pest, just thought I’d share.

    Thanks,
    -Sean
    ______________________
    http://www.SeanDietrich.com
    “All my muisc is free.”

  3. v.1 Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives?

    We have died with Christ so the law no longer has authority over us.

  4. v.1 Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives?

    We have died with Christ so the law no longer has authority over us.

  5. v.4 So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

    We died with Christ. The law didn't die.

    (From Constable's Commentary). "We have died to the Mosaic Law (Torah), not to the Old Testament; the Old Testament is still authoritative revelation for the Christian. But the relationship that once existed between the Old Testament believer and the Mosaic Law no longer exists for the Christian."

  6. v.4 So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

    We died with Christ. The law didn't die.

    (From Constable's Commentary). "We have died to the Mosaic Law (Torah), not to the Old Testament; the Old Testament is still authoritative revelation for the Christian. But the relationship that once existed between the Old Testament believer and the Mosaic Law no longer exists for the Christian."

  7. v.6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

    The new way of the Spirit is elsewhere called, the Law of Christ, which is general thought of as the teachings of Jesus including the commandments (all except Sabbath keeping). However the law of Christ is written on our hearts and we no longer live by a list of rights and wrongs but rather by checking in with God's Spirit.

  8. v.6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

    The new way of the Spirit is elsewhere called, the Law of Christ, which is general thought of as the teachings of Jesus including the commandments (all except Sabbath keeping). However the law of Christ is written on our hearts and we no longer live by a list of rights and wrongs but rather by checking in with God's Spirit.

  9. v.7-12 What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law…So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

    The Law is like an X-ray machine it reveals what is wrong. Likewise it is like a mirror that reveals what we really look like on the inside. Mirrors and X-ray machines are good things which can reveal bad things.

  10. v.7-12 What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law…So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

    The Law is like an X-ray machine it reveals what is wrong. Likewise it is like a mirror that reveals what we really look like on the inside. Mirrors and X-ray machines are good things which can reveal bad things.

  11. v.15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

    It is a surprise to us that we do what we do not want to do.

  12. v.15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

    It is a surprise to us that we do what we do not want to do.

  13. v.24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?

    We don't need more laws, we need rescuing or delivering and that is exactly what God has done. He has rescued and delivered us from sin.

  14. v.24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?

    We don't need more laws, we need rescuing or delivering and that is exactly what God has done. He has rescued and delivered us from sin.

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