Devo Walking in the Spirit Part 26
Romans 7:1-6 (NIV) 7 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? 2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him. 3 So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man. 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. 5 For when we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death. 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.
Please stick with me for a few devotions to get the fullness of this message. This is very important to overcoming sin that so easily besets us. Paul does a wonderful job in showing us how God unbound us from sin and the Old Covenant. Marriage is a covenant with God. You see in marriage we are in a covenant with God bound by our word to stay together till death do us part. Marriage is not a contract in which either party can change their mind and break the deal. A covenant has three parties: a man, a woman and God. The man and woman make a covenant or agreement with God to be married till death do them part. God is not a man that He should change His mind, so only through death of one in the agreement can a covenant be broken. As Paul says “He who is dead is dead to sin”. Now if I die I am no longer bound by this covenant or agreement. Jesus was God and man, he died on that cross to set us free from the curse of the law. I can’t live up to the expectations of that covenant therefore I am under the curse of it. He set me free from the law of sin and death. I died with Him and was baptized to show or testify to others that I go down under the water or in the grave with Him that I would be set free from the law of sin and death. It is by faith and His spirit. I am no longer bound by the curse of the law but to the blessing of it. (To be continued)
Pastor Jeff Lane
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